Izangoma Zodumo cast member addresses backlash after show premier

Izangoma Zodumo cast member addresses backlash after show premier

- Mzansi Magic premiered a new show on Wednesday, 7 October called Izangoma Zodumo, and it got torn apart on social media

- While this was set to be a proudly Mzansi show, the fact that the healers spoke in English and not their mother tongue languages are just one of the thing many found very disappointing about the show

- Makgotso has come forward since seeing the commotion to address concerns and feels there is no reason for the backlash

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Mzansi Magic premiered a new show on Wednesday, 7 October called Izangoma Zodumo. The reaction that the new show received left the cast and crew feeling devastated.

The show tells the story of the lives of two traditional healers Prudence Ngwe Magagula and Makgotso Gogo Maweni Makopo. While this was set to be a proudly Mzansi show, the fact that the healers spoke in English and not their mother tongue languages are just one of the thing many found very disappointing about the show.

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Makgotso has come forward since seeing the commotion to address concerns. Seeing what negative feedback the show has received has truly cheesed Makgotso off.

Speaking to Sowetan Live, Makgotso expressed that the reactions are merely a result of jealousy and that people are taking stabs because they actually envy their lives. She does not understand the reactions nor can she find a logical explanation for them, so she claims.

"What have we done? What warrants this backlash? It’s jealousy and jealousy is a disease."
"This is my reality. People need to watch the first three episodes before forming an opinion and complaining. I respect my gift, I didn’t buy this gift and I lost a lot to be where I am today.”

Makopo went on to state that this was a platform used to educate people on traditional healing and that SA citizens should be embracing it. Educating people on culture is important and people should stop trying to turn it into something negative.

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"There has been a lot of negative stereotypes when it comes to traditional healing. When I was growing up the portrayal was of people who are poor and dirty. I want to show that you can come from a good home and get the calling.”
Izangoma Zodumo cast member addresses backlash after show premier

Mzansi Magic premiered a new show on Wednesday, 7 October called Izangoma Zodumo, and it got torn apart on social media. Image: Mzansi Magic/Instagram.
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that 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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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