- Uzalo star Wiseman Mncube has opened up about the stigma attached to worshipping ancestors, especially in the entertainment industry
- The actor asked why others in the Mzansi entertainment space are afraid of openly worshipping their late forefathers
- Wiseman said he believes that one of the reasons some people don't want to be associated with ancestor worship is because others think older people perform witchcraft on them
Actor Wiseman Mncube has shared his views about the stigma surrounding worshipping ancestors. The Uzalo actor said negative narratives about the practice may be the reason why many in Mzansi are still against ancestor worship.
The star reportedly questioned why other celebs appear to be ashamed of their belief in their ancestors. The thespian, who plays the role of Sbonelo on Uzalo, expressed that spirituality and creativity go hand in hand.
In a recent interview, Wiseman told TshisaLIVE that he thinks one of the reasons black people are afraid to worship ancestors is because others think older people perform witchcraft on them.
"Especially if you are a sangoma, people will be afraid. There are stories that have made people afraid to be out there. You will be judged."
The star, who is not afraid to post snaps and videos of his spirituality on Instagram, added that other nations are respectful of their culture.
Skeem Saam's Mlungisi Mathe becomes a sangoma
In similar news, Briefly News reported that Skeem Saam actor Mlungisi Mathe recently joined a list of Mzansi stars who have accepted their calling to become a sangoma.
The star, who portrays the character of Emkay in the telenovela, revealed that he is already a practising sangoma. He shared that he took his time to accept the calling because he had no idea what was happening to him.
In a recent interview with Daily Sun, Mlungisi opened up about his gift of healing people. Mlungisi, who also plays the role of Themba in eHostela, told the publication:
"The gift of healing people is hard because you lose yourself. Amadlozi are using and getting their chance of life through you. I found out I had Amadlozi before I was even 15."
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Source: Briefly News