The BBC has heard testimony that the teachings of spiritual influencer Teal Swan may have contributed to the suicides of at least two of her followers.

Swan, who has said that death can be a re-set button - has hundreds of thousands of followers across social media platforms and her Youtube channel has over 78million views.

But mental health experts say her teachings around suicide could be dangerous.

Our global religion reporter Lebo Diseko reports.

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