Ntsiki Mazwai slams Mzansi Magic’s latest show Izangoma Zodumo – calls black people ‘monkeys’


‘I want to point out to black people that Christians and whites have never made a mockery of their spirituality,’ claimed Mazwai.

Although controversial poet and musician Ntsiki Mazwai is always upset about one thing or another, she woke particularly incensed by Mzansi Magic’s latest show, Izangoma Zodumo.

The show, which aims to give a glimpse into the everyday lives of modern traditional healers, debuted its first episode on Wednesday evening.

As is normally the case with new shows, Izangoma Zodumo trended overnight well into Thursday morning and that is how it caught Mazwai’s attention.

She didn’t actually watch the show’s first episode but she is unhappy about the existence of the show nonetheless.

“So… I’m waking up and seeing this TV show that was on yesterday, Izangoma Zodumo, and I want to point out to black people that Christians and whites have never made a mockery of their spirituality,” began Mazwai.

She went on to claim that Jews and Hindu people have never done so either.

Mazwai accused black people of being damaged to the point that they mock themselves for the amusement of white people by creating such shows and she believes the show will provide a springboard for those who wish to disrespect African spirituality and the existence of sangomas.

She even went as far as calling black people “monkeys”, which offended some of her followers.

Mazwai is even baying for the blood of the show’s producers whom she believes need to be “named and shamed” for what they have done in creating the show.

According to the trailer, the show follows Makgotso “Gogo Maweni” Makopo and Thandiwe Prudence Magagula (aka Gogo Ngwemabala) as they juggle being healers and living their day-to-day lives as normal while fulfilling their spiritual obligations.

Mazwai’s polarising statement sparked a conversation about such content as well as comments about her claims that people from other religious and ethnic backgrounds do not “mock” their origins.

@MaShaneKura – You are clearly clueless abt art and entertainment. There's been countless controversial works by whites over the years which offended a lot of people becos their depiction of religion and culture. Watch Southpark or Borat or most stand-up comedians like Louis Ck ffs.


My daughter was telling me how much she loves indians soapies, their culture and how they respect it. That broke my heart. I was never taught or made to understand our culture and have little to teach http://her.My aunt would always make it seem like sangomas a witches

My daughter also loves Indian stories and their culture. She even wants me to buy her their clothes, that made me want to know my culture and traditions. If we don't know who we are how will our children pride themselves in their own skin?


We just had heritage month but afterwards we seeing ppl who are so disrespectful towards beliefs one's has, it's sad nd embarrassing how our black nation looks upon traditions, beliefs nd ancient ways of doing things..I agree with you on this one, the producers needs to be shamed

– The Citizen

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