SOME have the ancestral calling but cannot ukuthwasa, while others have gone for ukuthwasa but could not complete the journey, because of a lack of funds.
But this is about to be a thing of the past thanks to a bursary for ukuthwasa from Nape Phasha who owns Dlozi Shop, selling the brand Dlozi Ngwana Badimo.
Nape told Daily Sun idlozi can trouble someone supposed to answer their calling.
“If we help that person go to training and graduate, idlozi will not only bless them, but the hands that helped. That way we will be a blessed nation,” he said.
Nape, originally from Mohlaletsi in Sekhukhune, Limpopo, but currently based in Northern Cape, said his Dlozi Shop didn’t sell izangoma attire. “We sell normal clothes and sneakers.I wanted to bring back Africans’ pride with the branding as they forget who they are.”
He said for all Dlozi Ngwana Badimo items sold, a portion will go towards the bursary.“We will help amathwasa who don’t have money and those who are called, but don’t know how to begin.”
He said the initiative got positive responses on social media. “I am working on the criteria that will be followed to see who qualifies because a lot need help.”
Social media users liked the initiative.
- Mosadi Tota said: “Let us know if we can donate to this fund.”
- Mkhulu Nozulo said: “Please donate for me as well. I’m at ephehlweni as we speak. I don’t know how will I finish.”
- Gwabe Majozi said: “This is so beautiful. May we come together and help our brothers and sisters through initiation.”
- Lesego Maphalane said: “You are doing an awesome task!”