Musician-cum-traditional healer Gift Amuli said that he regrets not fully using his spiritual “gift” early as he would have been able to “help a lot of people by now”.
Amuli is based in the gold-rich Zvishavane in the Midlands Province and illegal gold panners and dealers are reportedly flocking to his shrine. Said Amuli:
My brother, things can be hectic sometimes. Gold miners and buyers are always at my shrine seeking my services. I am being forced to work during the day and at night.
Amuli said he was forced to abandon the guitar and become a full-time traditional healer when his music career had stalled in 2014.
He said some of his band members left him and started their own things. Added the “Wamatuka” hitmaker:
Growing up, I used to have these strange dreams in which I could see myself dressed as a traditional healer.
I also often got mysterious sicknesses and I then consulted a traditional healer who told me that I was possessed by a spirit.
I was lucky the traditional healer I consulted was genuine and did not steal my gift as other bogus healers would do in such a scenario.
The former Sungura musician had a white father but grew up in the custody of his maternal family. He said:
Anything is possible in the supernatural world. It is not cast in stone that one can only become a traditional healer based on the powers obtained from patriarchal ancestors.
Anyone can receive the calling any time and the sources differ.
We have several traditional healers in the country and it does not mean they all had spiritually gifted ancestors. It can simply start with you.