A new Mzansi Magic show called Izangoma Zodumo has been scrutinized for it’s a derogatory and really transparent world of traditional healing, leaving Mzansi highly unimpressed.
Ever since the new show, Izangoma Zodumo premiered on Mzansi Magic, it’s been a subject of dialogue and has caused a difference in views due to the sacredness of the custom. Some are applauding the producers of the show, some feel that it’s blasphemy to possess it on air.
The latest episode which aired on Thursday saw Makgotso ‘Gogo Maweni’ Makopo revealing that she has the powers to ‘bewitch’ people if she felt love it. This left many to question what exactly are the intentions of the show.
Speaking to TshisaLive, Gogo Maweni defended her comments and advised people to concentrate more and not jump to conclusions. She started off by stating she didn’t want to become a sangoma due to the stereotypes which surrounded them but had to eventually accept her calling because her son got really ill and was left with no choice.
Touching on THAT witchcraft comment she said that Gogo Maweni can roll in the hay, not that she does it.
“I said Gogo Maweni knows the way to bewitch people. I never said I do. Listening may be a skill and not all folks acquire it. It’s not my job to form you comfortable, I’m not that life I said, ‘I can do. I don’t do.’ It’s not like I’m saying I roll in the hay all the time,” she said.
She further defended herself by saying clients who are victims of witchcraft come to her and she or he had to find out how it had been done, “How does one treat something you don’t skills to create?”
The backlash she received was tons with other people frightened to even comment due to the startling revelations she made.
Clearly, Moonchild Sanelly may be a fan, “#izangomazodumo is lit a then realistic about people being people!
Young and fun!!!
If i used to be physically practicing, I’d be the coolest!!! I’d definitely get backlash but I wouldn’t care a bit like now!!! i do know rock and roll thwasaz!!! It’s just on tv now! Anyway…”
Gigi Lamayne went on a full on rant, sharing an equivalent sentiments as Ntsiki Mazwai slamming the show for not respecting the sacred practice of traditional healing.
“So wait, ancestors love and need the eye and clout on these tv shows ?? I’m sorry, maybe I don’t understand. i do know there’s awareness on the other hand there’s just plain clout. this is often sacred. This must be treated with care and discretion. Thoughts? ”
“I saw this lady say plain outright that she will bewitch people if she wants. At an equivalent time you’re healing ? How does this world collide? It’s an excellent point but let’s not forget to respect abadala.
“They aren’t ornaments or tools to be wont to make money and attract attention into a world of fabricated content. I’m a nobody but this has been bothering me. I don’t mind the readings. on behalf of me that’s awareness. We learn. We have an interest to understand more about our roots. Symbolism, tradition, culture. But why are we being shown abantu abathwasayo or glam ? there’s a viewers lens then there’s just things we should always not be seeing.”
“If it’s working on a soapie, let it’s that. But reality shows? I don’t know everything but I do know that this consistent with teachings from our elders is sacred. What happens ephehlweni stays there. It’s like giving a medical degree course to patients on tv. Hayi kanje.”
“Then we discover freak accidents happening because people saw something to try to to with vinegar on tv. Teach the youth that this gift is powerful. It’s valued. It’s discreet. It’s beautiful. I’m bewildered. Teach them to attach . This isn’t a glamorous life. It’s a spiritual one.”