Rorisang Kgosana
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18 Jun 2021
12:00 pm

Meet Dr Sangoma – Medical doctor by day, sangoma by night

Rorisang Kgosana

Going by the name of Dr Sangoma, Nkholo Seanego says as much as the physical well-being is prioritised, it is sometimes the spirit that needs healing.

Dr Nkholo Seanego in his ndumbeni, or traditional consultation room. Picture: Michel Bega

After a busy morning of attending to patients' physical ailments at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, Dr Nkholo Seanego knocks off to his “ndumbeni” (traditional consultation room) in The Orchards, Pretoria, where he continues to heal his patients – this time, spiritually. Going by the name “Dr Sangoma”, Seanego’s view of healing looks at both the physical and spiritual well-being of his patients, as he is a qualified doctor who also practices as a sangoma after hours. “We need to get to a position where we can get into consultations and I can tell you that the problem...