Zodwa Wabantu has left fans wondering if she has joined the ranks of South Africa’s most well-known sangomas in the entertainment industry, such as Boity Thulo and Letoya Makhene.
This is after she posted a picture of herself wearing traditional clothing normally worn by sangomas.
In the picture, she is seen kneeling in a river holding horns, which symbolises ancestral ties, and she captioned the snap “Nkosazana Yamanzi” which translates to water guru.”
Zodwa left tongues wagging that she might be undergoing training to be a sangoma or she was just performing her rituals. Others even went as far as congratulating her on “accepting her calling,” Season 3 of Zodwa’s reality show is expected to premiere very soon and we guess she will open up more about this jounery.
Some of Mzansi’s celebrities aren’t afraid to embrace their callings. Boity opened up to TshisaLIVE about her ancestral journey and why she hasn’t been practicing.
“I am a sangoma but I haven’t been physically practising, it’s not a part of my journey as yet. How it works with ancestors is that they need you to sit down and start the work of consulting and that’s the path that they put you on then it will come,” she said.
“At the moment everything has just been career-based and my career is growing so in tune and wholeheartedly with ubungoma,” she continued.
Boity went on to say that her mom is the one who is taking over the traditional healing. She takes consultations and this motivates her.
“My mom is actually the one now who has kind of taken over. She’s the one that consults, she gets clients and it’s wonderful to watch and see and it’s inspiring because at least I have someone to look to when my time comes,” she said.
“My ancestors have placed me on a different platform which is my career and I think when the time comes they’ll tell me and I’ll definitely embark on the practising part,” she added.