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Mat South chiefs to meet over profaning of Njelele Shrine

Next week on Monday, Matabeleland South chiefs are to meet with the president of the Chiefs’ Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira, and his deputy, Chief Mtshana Khumalo, to discuss the unprocedural invasion of the Njelele Shrine by people believed to be Zanu-PF sympathizers. Reports from Mat South province indicate that between November last ...

Annual contributions to Njelele pilgrimage compulsory in Hobodo community

Despite one‘s religious orientation, annual contributions of money and grain towards the Njelele Shrine pilgrimage are compulsory in Hobodo community in Mangwe district of Matabeleland South Province. Every year towards the beginning of the rainy season in the month of August or September, Chief Hobodo, as the custodian of Kalanga ...

Njelele Shrine now less revered

“Disregard for sacred places such as the Njelele Shrine by some Zimbabweans shows how far Africans have gone astray in pursuit of foreign religions,” bemoans Gogo MaDube, a staunch traditionalist. The elderly woman, who runs Kwamatebele Herbal Life Traditional Hospital, nestled between 13th and 14th Avenues along Lobengula Street in Bulawayo, ...

Gokwe woman want to return her grandmother’s goblins

Gokwe woman Clara Mashoko caused stir after telling a traditional that she wanted to surrender her goblins which are tormenting her. Mashoko, who claims to have spiritually got the troublesome goblins from her grandmother when she was young, resides in the Northern part of the Midlands province under the traditional ...

Spirit mediums to perform cleansing ceremony in Matopos

Spirit mediums are organizing a traditional cleansing ceremony to be held at Matopos National Park. The ceremony will see spirit mediums, known as amawosana in Kalanga and ihosana in Ndebele, performing rituals following the fall of a balancing rock from a hill top in the park early June, something that traditional leaders have since interpreted ...

Africans and ancestral spirits are inseparable: Olly Masuku, famous traditional healer

translated from Ndebele by Mandla Tshuma Failure to secure employment after graduating from universities and colleges, infertility, chronic illnesses and constant involvement in road accidents by indigenous black Zimbabweans, among other far-fetched misfortunes, are nothing but indications that ancestral spirits are in pursuit of one’s life, a senior traditional healer ...

African Traditional Religions

 RelZim.org articles about traditional religions in Zimbabwe  In Shona and Ndebele religion, God, or the Supreme Being, is seen as the creator and sustainer of the universe in much the same manner as within Christianity. Shona Mwari (literally “He who is”), or Ndebele uMlimu, is believed to be active in the everyday ...

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