Two Ugandan nationals who were alleged to have been masquerading as traditional healers in Gweru were picked up for questioning by immigration officers during a raid in the city.

The two Ugandans were picked from their place of residence in Gweru along Fifth Street after immigration officers were tipped by members of the public about their shady dealings and decided to set a trap pausing as potential clients.

The two were found in possession of dead animal skin, bones and other paraphernalia.

According to flyers which were found in their possession, the self styled herbalists went by the name Sibanda and claimed to be specialists in all ailments and problems such as removal of tokoloshis and body cleansing, among others. 

Upon the request for documentation, the Ugandans failed to produce their passports and practicing certificates as required by the traditional healers associations.

The foreigners however denied working as traditional healers insisting that they have been in the country for more than five years and have all documentation.

Last week, a Malawian prophet who was claiming to give people miracle money was deported.

Efforts to get a comment from immigration department were fruitless.