By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
(According to Zimbabwean folklore: There are no traditional marriages conducted in November (including kutizira or kutiza mukumbo). No serious journeys to holy shrines like Matonjeni/Njelele or others for that matter.
No rituals like kurova makuva, mabira and madoro emvura, among others. These are normally reserved for August and part of September anyway. Kundotsvagira hakubvumidzwe zvakare (visiting seers, n’angas, masvikiro) and Kugadza masabhuku, madzishe namadzimambo (installing headmen and chiefs) among other taboos.)
Two prominent traditional healers in town Sekuru Tasvu and Sekuru Kanengo informed people within and outside Zimbabwe that they are taking a break from spiritually assisting new and old clients in respect of values and tradition
Both traditional healers will resume their work as from the 14th November.
The famous Sekuru Tasvu and Sekuru Kanengo have become popular for assisting people within and outside Zimbabwe with deliverance from with different spiritual problems and healing.
In an interview with Sly Media,Sekuru Kanengo said that he is taking a break ( kupeta machira) as from the 1st to the 14th of November 2022.
“I am going to stop helping people starting on the 1st to the 14th of November.
“This is because (mumwedzi uyu kubva 1 November mudzimu haudonhe asi musi was 14 midzimu inenge yasimba,” he said.
He added that, he will be helping only those who are sick who want to be helped with herbs.
“I am only going to help those who need herbs and nothing much.
“My spirit will not be there until 14 November but for the sick please come and take herbs to use,” said Sekuru Kanengo.
Sekuru Tasvu has already stopped working six days ago (23 October) as he believed that November starts exactly at the end of October.
“I believe that November starts at the end of October that is why I am going to stop helping people from today.
“Today is my last day and I will resume on the 14th of November (nekuti mwedzi unenge wanyatsosimba),”he said.
He urged other traditional healers to take this month seriously and take part in all ceremonies.
“I want to say to my fellow friends please make sure you are attending other ceremonies that are supposed to be done during the month of November.
“This is also your time to book so that when we return back you will be safe.
“Even those in Diaspora you can pay your money during this time and your receipt will be delivered to you through your cell phone,” he said.
November is a month that most people in Zimbabwe long ago believed to have some spiritual meanings some say noone is allowed to marry or even do tombstone unavailing as it was regarded as a taboo.