Unathi clears the air on sangoma claims
Musician Unathi Msengana has denied that she is planning to become a traditional healer, explaining that the only healing she will be doing is through her music.
Unathi had fans in a frenzy last month when she told Gareth Cliff, on his CliffCentral radio show, that she felt like her ancestors had been calling her to fulfil a spiritual calling. – a comment that many thought the musician was on the path to becoming a traditional healer.
Speaking to Drum , Unathi denied this and said that she had been misunderstood.
“I’m not becoming a traditional healer,” she said adamantly.
She explained that she had been approached by a stranger in 2006 and told that she was “born a healer” and would one day heal with music. A prediction she claimed had been repeated by several other spiritual leaders since. She refused to rule out the possibility of one day healing with more than just music.
“I’ve learnt that I have a healing ability and I’ve been told that I will heal through songs for now. Later on it might be through visions and other things because the spiritual realm evolves,” she explained.
Attempts to contact Unathi for comment were unsuccessful.