Luyanda Takes His Ancestral Calling To The Next Level

"It is the most important ritual"

By  | Oct 23, 2021, 01:05 PM  | Luyanda Potwana  | Top of the

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TV and Radio personality Luyanda Potwana recently announced on Instagram that he has got new spiritual stripes and crown.

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The TV presenter also opened up to Daily Sun about what he calls the second phase of his ancestral calling.

He first opened up about his ancestral calling earlier this year.

"You know me as a South African television host. However, this is a side of me that is unknown to the public. My ancestral spiritual calling," he wrote on Facebook.

He also explained why he kept it away from social media saying, "after all, I am my ancestors - and my ancestors are me! I kept this away from social media, not because I was ashamed of it - I just wanted to walk the journey quietly. However, it is now time to reintroduce myself."

Speaking to Daily Sun about his recent ceremony, Luyanda said: "This is the second stage of becoming a traditional healer. Imvumakufa means I am committing to die to self. It means I am going to do the will of God and that of my ancestors as far as the ancestral calling.

"It is the most important ritual and certification in this journey. It means I’ve been given a license or certificate to become a traditional doctor. There are some important things in this journey that can only be done by someone with intambo yobugqirha,” he told the publication.

The former Nyan Nyan presenter is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (BSc in Psychology) at the University of London, United Kingdom.

"This is literally my first time ever at a tertiary, since completing my matric 20 years ago — and it had to be at the age of 39, at the University of London — one of the top 20 highest-ranking Universities globally…If there’s a man to pray — then there’s a God to answer!" he wrote sharing the exciting news on Instagram.

Luyanda said leaving Johannesburg was hard for him. He said the city changed his life. He wrote: "How do I say goodbye to a city that made me who I am today. A city that introduced me to your lounges every Tuesday at 6 pm. Kodwa ke - okungapheli kuyahlola. Nothing really lasts forever.

"This is to the 16 years of faith, disappointments, ups & downs, perseverance, dreams, achievements, fulfillments, history, blessings, grace & completion… I close the Johannesburg chapter a proud man — having fulfilled my dreams."

Sharing his life story he said coming to Joburg was the bravest decision he made.

"In 2005, around the Easter Holidays - I took a very brave decision. I took a City to City bus and came to Johannesburg. I had no money, no clear plan, and no plan B. I only had a dream - a dream of being on Television. And boy, what a rollercoaster of a journey it has been…"

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