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Veteran actor Macks Papo opens up about ancestral calling

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Veteran actor Macks Papo, who plays the role of blesser Marothi Maphuthuma on Skeem Saam, has opened up about his ancestral calling. 

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Macks, who has starred on some of the biggest shows in the country, including Egoli, Isibaya, Rhythm City and Skeem Saam, told TshisaLIVE that his calling doesn’t require him to thwasa (a trainee to become a sangoma (traditional healer).

“I went through a change. I am a very sensitive person. I am in touch with my ancestors. I am my ancestor’s child. When my ancestors want me away from the wild and jungle of the industry, they take me away from it because they see that I am going crazy or could die. They share me with this world.”

“I have for many years had the calling but mine is different in that I have not had to be initiated or go thwasa. I minister through my talents and acting. Those close to me know about it because they see that I am different,” – Macks Papo told the publication.

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/macks.papo

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SA female celebrities speak out against rape

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The ongoing rape trial of the senior pastor of a Jesus Dominion International, Pastor Tim Omotoso, has parked outrage in the country. South African female celebrities such as Anele Mdoda, Mona Skenjana and Rami Chuene, also took to social media to voice their disgust and anger towards sexual abuse against women and children in the country. 

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“Watching #OmotosoTrial I’m numb, my mouth is dry, I’m hyperventilating and gripped by unknown fear. I’m convinced that had I been the one on the stand I would have crumbled had my rapists been on trial. Their deaths spared me. Sending love to all these young women(sic),” The Queen actress Rami Chuene said.

While television personality Anele Mdoda shared: “Women are the biggest protectors of rapists and molesters. This is why uncles, fathers, older brothers and cousins can rape sisters in the same house. It’s not that no one sees, it’s because males are constantly protected. Victims have had to self heal years on. Askies Cheryl.”

Actress Mona Skenjana also took to social media to share her views, saying: “What happens when the witness isn’t strong? Do we still rally behind them? Do we still believe them and not doubt them? Why must a woman be a rock to be heard? Trauma breaks the spirit, not all of us are able to carry it well. #OmotosoTrial”

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