Gogo Maweni Explains Role as a Traditional Healer, Denies Witchcraft Claims but SA Remains Sceptical

Gogo Maweni Explains Role as a Traditional Healer, Denies Witchcraft Claims but SA Remains Sceptical

  • Gogo Maweni took a video explaining her role as a traditional healer after many people accused her of being a witch
  • The reality TV star denied allegations that she practices witchcraft and shared why she does what she does
  • People were not convinced by the video, with some suggesting that she should stop giving her haters air time
  • Briefly News spoke to a traditional healer, Gogo Shozi, who explained what is the role of healers in society

Gogo Maweni has been called a witch far too many times, so she has come out to defend herself.

Gogo Maweni sets the record straight about her job as a traditional healer.
Gogo Maweni spoke about her role as a traditional healer and denied being a witch. Image: @dr_maweni
Source: Instagram

Is Gogo Maweni a witch?

Reality TV star Gogo Maweni shared a video online explaining what a traditional healer does. This was in response to the many people who accused her of being a witch.

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Maweni always sparked debate with her posts and ways of doing things, which is why people reached that conclusion.

"People always say I am a witch, but what must we do when a person's home gets attacked with muti, when their marriage gets attacked, or their children get bewitched? Must we just fold our arms and allow people to take advantage of us?"

The video was shared by @MDNnewss.

Traditional healer clarifies their role in society

Gogo Shozi is an experienced traditional healer who spoke to Briefly News about their role in society. She corroborated Gogo Maweni's statements and added that they heal people through traditional methods.

"Our role is to heal people, help them protect themselves and their families using our traditional ways. Not every method is the same for every healer, and that is completely fine. People pick and choose who they wish to consult with as long as that person is in line with their beliefs.

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"My job is not to harm anyone by the practice of witchcraft, but it is to heal and protect my clients. Our practices should not be confused by that of a witch."

Mzansi reacts to Gogo Maweni's video

Netizens were still not convinced after Maweni had addressed the issues. Many are asking her not to give her haters any airtime.

@Sbibos said:

"There is no curse without a cause."

@evelenxthree33 added:

"I am glad she is addressing it."

@Tech_carly added:

"Number One witchcraft, and it starts with jealous simple witchcraft craft is jealous seeing others not succeeding is witchcraft."

@TumiGabuza mentioned:

"She is really milking this thakathing business, make me question if she is really thakathing, because those people they work in silence."

@PhiNdie57 said:

"Accusing? She's always preaching witchcraft."

@PHUTI93TH argued:

"No one on is accusing her. She claimed to be the one practicing boloi."

Gogo Maweni defends her candles from trolls

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In a previous report from Briefly News, Gogo Maweni has distanced herself from allegations that she uses dark magic to help her clients get wealthy.

The controversial traditional healer received backlash for advertising her money candles which retail from R250 to R500, and clients can win R10 000 cash if they purchase one.

Source: Briefly News

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Jessica Gcaba (Entertainment editor) Jessica Gcaba is an Entertainment Editor for Briefly News (joined in 2023). She is a Journalism graduate from the Durban University Of Technology (2019). She has 4 years of experience as an Entertainment and Lifestyle Journalist at Africa New Media Group writing for ZAlebs website. She passed a set of trainings from Google News Initiative. To reach her, contact: jessica.gcaba@briefly.co.za