Vlakplaas to become centre for healing
Vlakplaas, the notorious farm used covertly by the apartheid state for murder and torture, will be turned into a national centre for healing, the Science and Technology Department said on Thursday.
“What is happening is that Vlakplaas, which has a history of violating human rights where thousands of people have been tortured in the apartheid era, will be turned into a national centre for healing,” department spokesperson Nelvis Qekema said.
Research on indigenous plants would also be conducted at the still to-be-named centre.
“Minister Mosibudi Mangena together with the National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Office came up with the idea. Research will be conducted at the site. There will be a laboratory where research on these plants will be conducted.”
The centre would promote collaboration between traditional healers and practitioners of Western medicine, Qekema said.—Sapa.