Monday, March 28, 2011

Tanzanian "Miracle Pastor" Has Called for a Break; Lines for His "Miracle Cure" Stretch for 16 Miles

The BBC (British) website reports today (March 28, 2011) that a Tanzanian pastor has asked people to stop going to his remote home for a "miracle cure" after thousands flocked there, causing chaos in the surrounding area.

Rev. Ambilikile "Babu" Mwasapile, 76, says he does not want any new arrivals until after April 1, to let the crowds die down.

The queues to see him stretch for 16 miles, and more than 50 people have died while waiting to see him.

Belief in magic -- and the powers of traditional healers -- are widespread in Tanzania.

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