Magagula, who is also known as Ngwe, explained that the show was introduced to root out the stereotype existing about sangomas and healers. She said she was aware that many people were associating sangomas and healers with witchcraft, which was not the case.
“When we go for training we are taught all herbs and how to defend ourselves. Unfortunately, some of izangoma use the traditional herbs to [trick] other people. It does not mean that all people follow that dark route,” Magagula said.
The two healers explained that the show follows them as they juggle between their new-found gifts, social lives, relationships and professional careers. Izangoma Zodumo further gives insight into traditional healing, training practices, family dynamics, love and friendships as well as how they deal with initiates (amathwasa).
“The show is about showing those who are running away from the calling that it was not a scary process. People need to understand that you can never run away from the calling because it would create problems for you,” Magagula said.
“We both welcome the different views from different people because we know the show is about how we do things as modern sangomas."
Nomsa Philiso, director of local entertainment channels at M-Net, said: “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 the two. 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.”