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Somizi speaks out

2017-08-03 17:28
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Somizi (Photo: Gallo)

Johannesburg - Television and radio personality Somizi Mhlongo says people should stop saying bad things about African culture and call it names.

Somizi was speaking out about reports that some people had called musician Thandiswa Mazwai a "witch" because she burns incense during her performances. 

"We need to get to a place where you are proud (of your traditions) and bring light. For some musicians to go to the point of gossiping and saying that someone is a witch and using muti: Who are you bewitching when you are going to use your voice and your body?" he asked on the show he co-hosts with DJ Fresh on Metro FM The Fresh Breakfast. 

"My ancestors have an appetite. I can afford to but them food every three months if I want to. Dear black brothers and sisters, it is okay to feed your ancestors whenever you want to," he added.