Due to lack of funding, life-saving anti-venom is just not available in Swaziland, so the people have no choice but to turn to more conventional cures.

Traditional healers prescribe a herbal medicine called ‘mooty’ to ward off and treat snake-bite. 80% of people in Swaziland rely on them.

Snakebites need specialized medical treatment and although herbal cures are great for some things they are not enough to treat a bite from a Black mamba.

"Black Mamba, White Witch"

Was transmitted on BBC2 on 19th November 2009

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