Company Executive Gets Witchdoctor to End Thefts
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) _ When his company’s trucks kept being stolen, Norman Asch called the doctor - the witchdoctor.
Asch, an executive of a Johannesburg paper and packaging firm, said electronic alarms failed to prevent the theft of four company trucks in the past two years.
″Someone suggested I try a witchdoctor. I was very skeptical but I believe that if you don’t understand something, you should at least have respect for it,″ Asch told The Star, a Johannesburg daily that reported the story Thursday.
A witchdoctor was brought from Tzaneen, a rural center 220 miles northeast of Johannesburg.
″He poured some liquid into various parts of the vehicles and marked the underside of some other parts,″ Asch said. ″He left a small, plastic doll hanging from each rear-view mirror.″
Asch said none of the company’s vehicles has been stolen for the past six months.