The country has lost one of its greatest traditional healers, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, who passed away on Wednesday. Mutwa was born on July 21st 1921 in KwaZulu-Natal.
He began his schooling career at the age of 14.
Mutwa is respected for his role in advocating the use of traditional medicines and discovering the origins of mankind.
During his active years as a shaman, Mutwa travelled across the country in search of hidden truths.
He was once a vibrant storyteller, traditional healer, a respected prophet and a Sanusi.
Amongst his outstanding predictions is the downfall of former President, Thabo Mbeki.
He is also popular for his predictions of historic events in the country, such as the 1976 youth uprising.
Earlier this year, a short video clip of him predicting a war between the US and Iran was highly circulated on social media.
Credo Mutwa saw the US/Iran conflict coming ! pic.twitter.com/0ZqKJKfYw0
— Dumisani Tembe (@KunjaloD) January 7, 2020
In the footage, he predicted that the war would spread to North Africa.
He predicted that the war will be “bloodier” than the one fought against former Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein.
Hussein died in 2006.
Mutwa authored several books including Indaba My Children: African Folktales, Zulu Shaman: Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries, Isilwane =: The animal : tales and fables of Africa, Let not my cou ntry die.
Social media reacts to Mutwa’s passing
Rest in Power Bab’u Credo Mutwa. One of the Great African indigenous spiritual Guiders!
— Mabuka (@MduMabuka) March 25, 2020
Rest in Peace Ntate Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa. The traditional healer, author and sculptor and has passed away at 98 years old. His most critically acclaimed work, Indaba: My Children is a collection of African folk tales and sold over 250 000 copies in SA. #RIPCredoMutwa pic.twitter.com/nu4doRjTBO
— PopPulse (@PopPulseSA) March 25, 2020
Rest In Peace Ntate Credo Mutwa!
An African Giant & Pioneer.
May your teachings extend for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/U23FOJg6fx
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) March 25, 2020
Rest in Eternal Peace Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa the greatest Sanusi and traditional healer to ever lived!! We’ve witnessed your prophecies!!🙏🏿 the information you shared is valuable to the humanity pic.twitter.com/uro0ycW6u2
— Lord Pedro 💎 (@SuperXolani) March 25, 2020
Mutwa returns to Lotlamoreng Dam
In October 2018, Mutwa made an emotional return to the Lotlamoreng Dam in Mahikeng, an area from which he was evicted during Apartheid.
He used the occasion to call on the government to preserve its history and to speed up development in the area.
Many people used to make the trek there to learn from the well-known spiritual leader.
However, over three decades ago the former Bophuthatswana homeland government evicted him from a cave where he had been living with his wife.
“Lotlamoreg is a very important sheet of water. I am talking cold historical truth, history should not be thrown away like an old pumpkin. History should not be scoffed on. History should be not mocked,” said Mutwa.
In the video below, Credo Mutwa’s trust celebrates his life: