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SNAPS | Inside Luyanda Potwana's sangoma graduation — as he earns more stripes

07 November 2021 - 11:00
TV host Luyanda Potwana recently earned more stripes as a traditional healer.
TV host Luyanda Potwana recently earned more stripes as a traditional healer.
Image: Instagram/Luyanda Potwana

Months after revealing that he was going through initiation school for training to become a fully qualified sangoma, former Nyan Nyan host Luyanda Potwana has shared an update into his journey.

The TV host recently earned more stripes as a traditional healer and he took to his Instagram to share the news and pictures captured on the day he graduated.

“I got some new spiritual stripes and crown. IMVUMA-KUFA neNTAMBO ENKULU YOBUGQIRHA! Chosi Camagu!” Luyanda wrote proudly.

Check the snaps below (swipe left)

Eight months ago,  the former Nyan Nyan presenter Luyanda Potwana lifted the lid on why he chose to keep his decision to answer his ancestral calling away from the spotlight until now. 

In a post shared on Facebook, Luyanda revealed how he performs his ancestral rituals.

“You know me as a SA television host. However, this is a side of me that is unknown to the public. My ancestral spiritual calling. After all, I am my ancestors — and my ancestors are me.

“I kept this away from social media, not because I was ashamed of it — I just wanted to walk the journey quietly. However it is now time to reintroduce me.”

Speculation around him being a sangoma began a few months earlier when some viewers spotted him on several occasions on TV wearing white beads around his neck.

The beads are mostly worn by Izangoma, or people born with spiritual gifts.

On one of his Instagram updates, Luyanda wrote, “I am my ancestors — and my ancestors are me!”


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