THE Nthite family has a special gift of healing as it has five generations of izangoma.
According to the family from Klipgat in the North West, they share the same indumba for consultations.
They told Daily Sun that it's a blessing to have many of their family members practising their culture and acknowledging their ancestors.
The eldest sangoma is gogo Johanna "Mahlalentabeni" Nthite (67), her daughter Annah Nthite (51), her son Thabo "Mahlabezulu" Nthite (34), her granddaughter Tebogo Nthite (20) and grandson William Nthite (18).
Gogo Johanna said that after accepting her calling, she never thought that her loved ones would follow the same path.
She said their ancestors are smiling because they connected with them and obeyed the calling.
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The gogo said she inherited the calling from her grandmother Lina "Thambolenyoka" Nkosi who was a powerful traditional healer.
Gogo Johanna, who is originally from Nhlazatshe in Mpumalanga, said that she appreciates the gift they have as a family.
"As a teenager, I never thought I would do it but after realising that it's not difficult, I started enjoying the calling and healing people was a cherry on top," she said.
"As traditional healers, we are not after money but helping people is our priority," she said.
Gogo Johanna told Daily Sun that although they use the same indumba, there is no jealousy among them.
Her son Thabo said he’s proud of being a traditional healer.
While granddaughter Tebogo said that when she was a pupil, she would lose focus at school.
She said that sometimes she would struggle to breathe and that was a sign of her ancestors seeking her attention.
Tebogo said after completing her matric, she decided to train as a traditional healer and graduated in 2020.