1964Drum Nov. 21At the time of the murder,..fortune tellers had read their cards, doekums had burned their incense and witchdoctors had thrown their bones.
1966I.D. Du PlessisPoltergeists 46The potential dukun (medicine man) must walk round the grave three times, calling on the murdered man by name and repeating a certain Malay formula.
1971L.G. GreenTaste of S.-Easter 146A dukun buried eggshells with magic words under the wicket before a cricket match to ensure victory for the team of his choice.
1979P. MillerMyths & Legends 72Some dukuns become very proficient in their trade...They are often called to exorcise the many stone-throwing poltergeists which seem to pester the Malays.
1980Cape Times 12 Sept. 4‘Doekoms’ (witchdoctors) were often consulted either to make a court sentence less severe or to make a job easier...When I was out on bail, the ‘doekom’ gave me a small thing...He told me I must rub it with my fingers every time the magistrate talked to me.
1986A. Adam inCape Herald 25 Jan. 4They have shown a peculiar blindness to problems which should concern them most, such as..superstitious beliefs such as ‘dukums’ (many Imams are ‘dukums’ themselves).
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