Izangoma Zodumo, Mzansi Magic’s new reality show follows traditional healers as they juggle between their calling, social lives and professional careers
By tracking the day-to-day movements of two traditional healers - Prudence “Ngwe” Magagula and Makgotso “Gogo Maweni” Makopo - Izangoma Zodumo gives viewers a fly-on-the-wall view of the lives of the two ladies, who are both gobelas – traditional healers and initiators in a never seen before reality show.
The show gives insights into traditional healing, training practices, family dynamics, love and friendships. The two lead characters are relatable and bring an element of talkability through challenges of their leadership of Amathwasane or initiates, clients, family and each other as their own friendship is tested.
“The show aims to satisfy the curiosity of our viewers on how career women cope with getting a calling to be traditional healers, and how they end up juggling between the two. While the show naturally appeals to our younger viewers, it will make for compelling television even to our older market as well. Viewers should get ready to experience storytelling on a whole new level where an ancestral calling intersects with the daily lives and relationships of our main cast members,” says Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
Through the true-life stories of Ngwe, a 24 year-old professional nurse and mother of one, and Makgotso Makopo, 34, an events planner and a mother of three whose Instagram handle is “champagne mommy”, the two women will also confide in viewers and react to moments in the reality show.
Prime time TV will never be the same. Watch Izangoma Zodumo on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 from 7 October 2020 at 20:00pm.