Jozi City Feature

A spiritual herb

Khat, the mild hallucinogen favoured by many on the African continent, is mainly used for social purposes. But for some, this plant is part of religious rituals. Ancient Egyptians thought of it as a heavenly food and some Muslim sects chew it during prayer.

Aslam, a South African Muslim of the Sufi sect, uses khat to reach a higher level of spirituality.









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About Hasina Gori

Hasina is currently completing her Honours in Journalism and holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communication Science. Her love for art led her to illustrate various children’s books. She loves chasing paper trails and was the news anchor for a community radio station in Durban. Hasina was part of the media team that went to Egypt with Cosatu in 2009 and she aspires to be a war correspondent in the future.

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