- A new television show called Izangoma Zodumo made a debut on Mzansi Magic earlier this week and angered many South Africans
- A sangoma, Solly Mathebula said that the show does not accurately depict the true lifestyles of sangomas
- A petition has been created to abolish the show and has been making the rounds on social media, with hundreds of signatures
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A new television show titled Izangoma Zodumo made its debut on Mzansi Magic on Wednesday evening and many were not impressed. Sangomas, certain celebrities and ordinary South Africans called for the show to be abolished.
A sangoma, Solly Mathebula said that the show does not show the true lifestyles of traditional healers.
Solly said: "In the show they say sangomas are drunkards and that we go around bewitching people. That's a lie and shouldn't be tolerated by us or any other African."
The show features sangomas Prudence Magagula (24) who is a professional nurse and boutique owner Makgotso Makopo (34).
A petition is making the rounds on social and has already collected over a hundred signatures. The petition is advocating for the removal of the show on television. The show's publicist has said to the Daily Sun that she has prepared a statement and was waiting for its approval.
Another sangoma, Zenani Msibi said that the show was disrespectful.
She said: "Gogo Maweni's (Makgotso) dress code especially wasn't right. Izangoma cover up to show respect for the ancestors."
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Ntsiki Mazwai slammed the producers of Izangoma Zodumo after a recent premiere. Ntsiki Mazwai has shared her two cents on the new Mzansi Magic show called Izangoma Zodumo. The new programme premiered on Wednesday night and the singer was definitely not impressed.
The opinionated star took to Twitter to post a scathing video where she slammed the producers of the show for "undermining their own spirituality".
"You don’t even have the brilliance or foresight to teach what African spirituality is, instead you go drag yourselves on the floor like freaking idiots and you think everybody must clap for you after you have undermined your own spirituality."
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