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Mutwa, Credo Vusamazulu
Vera DeMoultrie Nobles & Wade W Nobles
Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa is one of the most powerful and respected traditional healers in South Africa. In this role, he has provided harmony between the living and the dead and serves as a vital source to help people achieve their full potential in a divinely governed, harmonious universe. The word for water in Ki-Zulu is amanze . It means the fluid of creation or the thing that causes something to be. In a real way, Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa is the water (amanze) of African sacred traditions. His life's work represents the “fluid of creation” or, more precisely, the fluid of the preservation and continuation of the sacred in African culture and traditions. Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa was born in the Natal area of South Africa on July 21, 1921. The name given to him at his infancy was Vusamazulu. It is a Zulu honorific, meaning “awakener of the Zulus.” It was ...