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Tragic outcome as “mermaids” perform rites in the river, during which they accidentally drown sangoma.

A MAN, age 21, who was thought to be a sangoma was found dead in a river after drowning.



The locals of Atteridgeville, which is located in Tshwane, have a hunch that the man was engaging in some kind of sacrificial activity at the river in Brazzaville, which is located close to a hardware store.


According to what they heard, the sangoma was one of at least five other people that went to the river on the morning of September 30th, but he did not make it out of the river alive.

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Divers from the South African Police Service and the Tshwane emergency services were able to locate him and remove him from the murky waters.

The Intarez was told by locals who are familiar with the location that many izangoma and prophets visit the river to either perform rituals or pray.

When the man was seen entering the river, he was apparently dressed in sangoma regalia, as stated by an eyewitness.

“There were around four or five people there. Some of them were dressed in sangoma attire, while others were dressed in church robes.

“The deceased departed from the company of others and proceeded to the more remote part of the river.

“They saw him go inside the deep area and he never came back,” he said. “They never saw him come back.”

He stated that several of the locals had told them that the location was hazardous due to the fact that more than three individuals had perished there in the past. The individual stated that they desired to have the area fenced in.

Another local resident who was raised in the neighborhood stated that she was always told stories about mermaids living in that pool when she was a child.

We were brought up with the urban legend that there are mermaids living in the pool. Because our ancestors used to tell us stories about people being snatched by aquatic animals and then returning as mediums, we never went there.

A traditional healer named Kuppe Banda stated that some Izangoma made the grave error of going to rivers even though they were filthy.

A spokesman for the Tshwane Emergency Services named Charles Mabaso stated that his team and the police were able to rescue the body of a man who was 21 years old and had drowned in a river near a hardware store in Brazzaville, Atteridgeville.

Sangomas who act in SkeemSam productions

A lot more young people today are accepting of their sangoma calling than young people were in the past. Throughout history, it was commonly believed that youngsters were not of an appropriate age to take part in the sangoma calling. A good many of them felt ashamed that they had decided on their job at such an impressionable age.

A significant number of people make disparaging usage of the term “sangomas.” For them, responding to the Calling meant taking the chance of becoming social outcasts. As a result, a growing number of people in this modern day, particularly those who are still young, are answering the call to become sangomas. There are a lot of elderly folks who just don’t comprehend what it is about sangoma work that makes it so alluring to the youth of today.

Sangoma is becoming increasingly popular among South African celebrities, and this trend is expected to continue. Sangoma status is no longer regarded as something that is damaging or embarrassing among the younger generation in South Africa. Celebrities have the ability to serve as models for the general population by imparting the lesson that they should celebrate their uniqueness.

The youth of today held the widely held belief that sangoma calling was an issue that could only be experienced by elderly people due to their lack of life experience or formal education. This was a widespread belief. On the other hand, it is not the case any longer. Even children who were adamant about avoiding maturing into cold witch doctors frequently found that they could not avoid the inevitable. When addressed as “Sangomas,” there are some younger people who get an uneasy feeling. This misunderstanding has been fueled in part by the prevalent idea that Sangomas do not adhere to Christian doctrine.

Two South African female actors have expressed interest in playing the role of Sangoma in the skeemSaam production.

  1. Eunice

The call of the Sangoma has been answered by Eunice, formerly known as Oratile Maitisa. This information was proudly proclaimed by the young Sangoma woman herself.

  1. Celia Kunutu.

She was born with the name Celia Kunutu. Shoki Mmola is the woman’s given name, but she will be known as Sangoma in the future like so many other women before her. Despite the fact that she was a famous star, she always answered the phone when it was her number that was phoned.

  1. Emkay

His given name at birth is Mlungisi Mathe. He is not only one of South Africa’s numerous young actors who self-identify as sangomas, but he is also a young sangoma working in the industry.

Actors in Uzalo who are actually Sangomas in real life

Dawn Thandeka King


People of a certain age no longer reflexively reject or criticize the sangoma identity. As a general rule of thumb, many believe that only the elderly can get a sangoma calling, and that children are too young to be chosen. It was obvious that many of the young people who answered the phone were ashamed to do so because of their age.

As “sangomas” is typically associated with negative connotations. Young people used to be ashamed to follow the Calling for fear of social stigma. Twenty-first century youth are less likely to reject their callings and more likely to be thrilled to be sangomas in large part because of the examples given by celebrities and other public persons who have enthusiastically accepted their own sangoma duties.

Some elders can’t understand why so many ordinary and famous young people are adopting sangoma values.

In South African music and drama, djembes, or “jumping drums,” are commonly used. There is less of a social stigma attached to being a sangoma in modern South Africa. Celebrities are doing their best to rally the general public behind the call to embrace national pride.

See below for a list of Sangomas that have guest starred in Uzalo films.

As a member of the Sangoma, one of the warriors goes by the name Gabisele, yet his real name is “Baby cele.”

Cele’s fame has skyrocketed thanks to her role as Gabisile Mdletshe on the soap drama. For example, Cele is a well-known South African celebrity who proudly identifies as Sangoma.

Regarding the follow-up, “Thandeka King, Dawn”

As a result of Dawn’s portrayal on the soap opera, Mancqobo has gained widespread recognition. And just like he does, she is proud to share his Sangoma heritage.

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