Masechaba Khumalo Slams Critics Who Question Why Many Celebs Are Now Becoming Sangomas. There is without a doubt a growing number of well known personalities, who have answered to their ancestral calling. The likes of Letoya Makhene, Boity Thulo, Lerato Sengadi, Zola Hashatsi, Lerato Mvelase, Buhle Mda, Phelo Bala and a whole lot more are Sangomas. Because, these people are celebrities, many have thus questioned the authenticity of some of them practicing as Sangomas.
There are people who believe that some of these celebrities, claim to be Sangomas just for publicity. A few years ago, outspoken media personality Scoop Makhathini called out some of these celebrities. He said they are only becoming Sangomas, because it is the latest trend.
“All of a sudden Tom, D*ck and Thandi is having a calling…I’m just gonna relax and watch the liars play themselves out. The ancestral lashing will be unavoidable. JHB folk will bite anything, even shit that can’t be bitten or faked. Yonke into bafuna ukuyendza “fashion”,” he tweeted.
The latest celebrities to reveal that they are Sangomas, are Luyanda Potwana and Masechaba Khumalo. As expected, their revelations were received with mixed feelings. Masechaba shared pictures of herself performing some traditional rituals on all her social media platforms.
“A fresh start isn’t a new place, it’s a new mindset,” Masechaba captioned her pictures which are now trending.
Although a lot of her fans, were happy for her new chapter, here and there the media personality was criticized. Masechaba explained that every family has a gifted person, hence the calling is not about being a public figure. She also added that God and the ancestors exist in each and every person.
Another social media user, questioned Masechaba about her decision to be transparent about the traditional rituals she performs. Masechaba responded by saying that, just because it’s sacred, it doesn’t have to be a secret.