The Truth by Credo Mutwa - About Africa and the People of Africa – AIDS – H.O.W.
Credo Mutwa, the highest ranking sangoma/shaman in the world
Credo Mutwa is the highest ranking sangoma/shaman in the world. He is also a philosopher, a writer, a sculptor, a painter, a visionary and prophet, a keeper of his people’s oldest traditions, and most of all a healer ‘whose duty it is to preserve the greatness of his people, regardless of which government happened to be in power.’
- ‘Sangoma’ is the Zulu term that describes all kinds of traditional healers in Southern Africa – the so-called ‘witch-doctors’. Calling sangomas ‘witch doctors’ today would be a blatant insult as they, excluding the con-artists and evil frauds, are in fact homoeopaths, believing in the healing power of specific plants and substances. Unfortunately they have acquired a bad reputation in Western Civilization due to the fact that they consider some uncooked parts of animals and even of humans also as deterrents of ‘evil’ and remedies for all kinds of ailments. A system of symbols and symbolic representations is also to be followed, which is regarded as superstitiousness and bigotry by Western Civilization.
- A ‘Shaman’ is a member of certain tribal societies who acts as a medium between the visible world and an invisible spirit world and who practices magic or sorcery for purposes of healing, divination, and control over natural events.
- Bookdealers | My People - Credo Mutwa
My People by Credo Mutwa critisizes the influence of western Christianised civilisation, which has imposed alien values on a proud, religious and historic race.
My People by Credo Mutwa
Credo Mutwa’s book ‘My People’ has given me a deep insight in the mind, soul and traditions of black Africans.
The fact that I don’t share all Credo’s believes is totally irrelevant. Personally I believe that UNDERSTANDING the culture of other nations and RESPECTING and CONSIDERING what is important and special for them just because it is, even though it is not for me, is MY IDEA of loving my neighbor.
I take my hat off for Credo Mutwa (already in his eighties), who had left no rock or mountain in his path untouched during his mission to reach his goals. One of many projects on his list is a hospital for people suffering Aids. Read more about this hospital here. Also note the following notification of the webmaster posted on the ‘Contact’ page: “We no longer accept emails. Call the Webmaster in South Africa, Ramon Thomas on +27 81-4399 555 or +27 74 124 1696.
I, the author of this hub, take, however, no responsibility for Credo Mutwa’s and RT Thomas fundraising projects. Donors have to ensure themselves of their credibility and objectives.
Who is Credo Mutwa?
According to Credo’s Christian father, Credo was born in Zululand (now the province Kwazulu Natal in South Africa) on 21 July 1921 just after the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic that had killed thousands of people in Southern Africa.
The doings of Christians and especially of the English during their wars against the Zulus, resulted in a negative interpretation of the ‘white man’s religion’ and was the reason why Credo’s maternal grandfather declared his unhappiness with his daughter’s choice of husband as follows: “I cannot allow my child to become a Christian. These Christians are a race of thieves, of liars, and murderers, who stole our country from us at sword point and at gunpoint. I would rather die than see a Christ worshiping Christian within the stockade of my village. Never!”
So there was Credo as a baby in 1921, born illegitimate and therefor the greatest shame among the Zulus in the village of his mother. Twelve months later his grandfather sent him (happily on request) to his Christian father who had raised him in accordance with Christian believes.
At the age of 16 Credo was seized and sodomized by a gang of mineworkers – a serious trauma that had left Credo emotionally and physically ill for many months. White doctors were not able to cure his wounds. (Being racists, and maybe incompetent, they most probably did not put in any significant efforts).
And so young Credo’s Christian father decided to send Credo back to his ‘heathen’ mother and grandfather where traditional healers might be able to heal Credo’s wounds.
Credo was healed by his grandfather. Thereafter, filled with respect and admiration, Credo started his quest for the truth behind so-called ‘heathen’ traditions versus Christian traditions.
Some Statements by Credo Mutwa
- “I have spoken to some of them (black political leaders) and these men and all of them have one thing in common, they are simply white men in black skins. And this is why they fail again and again to create a peaceful, progressing and prosperous Africa. They are still slaves of their long departed colonial masters…. Look at the confusion and the crime in South Africa, the disunity and the epidemic political killings. What do all these things tell you? That our people lack self-pride and self-knowledge and therefore can never be politically united ever.”
- “I am one of the scums of this earth, a creature dejected and ridiculed by university professors who later came sneaking into my home seeking the very information that they ridiculed me for revealing. I am a black man who has every reason to be bitter and angry…. I have every reason to be angry with the frot that is called western civilization. I have every reason to be angry with the various foreign religions that enslave our people’s minds and blinker their vision. I have every reason to be angry with education systems that rob our people of their true worth, of the truth about themselves…”
Unfortunately I can’t go on copying parts of Credo Mutwa’s biography. I can but only recommend his biography as a most important read to those who are eager to know the thoughts and philosophies of a humble, wise and remarkable Zulu. I can also recommend his book, My People, as one of the most insightful books about Africa and Africans.
Credo believes and predicted -
- That the Aids epidemic will soon wipe out most of the great tribes in Africa. He believes, however, that Aids, as well as all disasters such as crime, drugs and political killings are planned by ‘someone’ and carried out by ‘someone’ on behalf of that ‘someone.’
- That before human beings were created on this planet, a very wise race of people known as the Imanyukela from the constellation Orion had lived on Earth. Before their return to Orion they had built a city walled with silver deep in the bowels of Mother Earth.
- That today, with traditions destroyed, black people – and especially those in Westernized and Christianized communities - have become utterly cruel and selfish and vicious towards those they should be assisting. They run away from their fellowman who suffers Aids and Tuberculosis. Children orphaned by Aids are treated worse than beasts.
Credo Mutwa: “I wish to appeal to the world. First, I am not a quack or a charlatan or a sensationalist. I am an old man who has seen much. I wish the world to know that there is a faint ray of hope that emanates from South Africa.”
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Even if you don’t plan to donate a dime, reading Credo Mutwa’s biography WILL expand your horizons and perception of Africans. Of course, not ALL Africans have the same perceptions. Like Americans, Europeans and Asians they are divided into groups, each and everyone with their unique concepts, believes, visions and missions.
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