- One South African woman is causing a stir on social media for her decision to host a tea party for her beloved ancestors
- The lady seems to be a sangoma and her post has attracted contrasting reactions from many social media users, with some being very critical
- Others have protected the young lady, saying there is no reason not to be proud of being a sangoma and connecting with the forefathers
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A local woman has kept the South African digital family occupied after hosting a tea party for her ancestors. The woman took to Twitter to post stunning images as she chilled in traditional attire whilst also having tea.
The viral images were posted by @Thandzzz04, who seems to be really connected to her ancestors. Looking at her bio, it says she is a trusted ancestors' child and also a mother.
Mzansi is now attracted to the post and Briefly News headed online to pick up a few reactions from the post. The stunner wrote on social media page:
“Hosted a tea party for my ancestors and a play date with my water spirits.”
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The post reads:
“One thing about Jesus/Heaven etc... You choose it we didn't choose this path it chose us don't you dare try and equate our callings and religion.”
“So did they come through to drink the tea?”
“Why is half of south African youth becoming sangomas?”
“Because bayalusabela ubizo. Unlike most of our grandparents who never accepted the calling due to various reasons. I can go deeper a little bit if you ask.”
“I'm just asking out of curiosity, what happens to the tea? Do you leave it there or does it just evaporate right in front of your eyes?”
“No she’s not dramatic, we’ve always done this. I grew up going to my grandfather’s grave every Sunday to pour whiskey in the soil because it was his favourite drink and it appeases him. That’s just one example, this is normal.”
“Aren't interactions with ancestors supposed to be kept private?”
“No, they are not. Africans hid their practices because the colonial regime outlawed African spirituality. Anyone caught practising could be hanged or jailed.”
Woman, 50, celebrates her birthday, Mzansi can’t believe her age: #ForeverYoung
Checking a related article, Briefly News published that a local woman has social media buzzing after heading online to celebrate her 50th birthday.
South Africans are convinced she must be drinking from the Fountain of Youth because the stunning lady definitely does not look her age.
Heading online, @tourist_ms penned the cute birthday message to herself.
"I would like to take this moment to wish my dear self a Happiest 50th Birthday... I would be lying to say I feel older, which I view as a blessing. 2020 reminded all of us yet again how short this life can be, 2021 is giving me lemons that I am turning to lemonade and adding vodka," she jokingly captioned the post.