Traditional Healers summon ancestors to heal Mandela
South Africa traditional healers on Wednesday called upon the ancestors to heal former South Africa president Nelson Mandela who has been in hospital for 47 days.
The healers performed a ritual for Madiba when they visited MEDICLINIC Heart Hospital in Pretoria.
They said they believe that the ritual will help to chase away the evil spirits from Mandela's family and around the hospital and fasten Madiba's recovery ,
During the ceremony incense were burnt in a pot,a knife was stake in the ground , sprinkled tobacco, sang and summoned the Mandela'sancestors to heal Mandela.
Leader of the delegation Khubane Mashele who is also the chairperson of the South Africa traditional healers' interim council, called upon the spirits of those who had passed during the struggle to help heal the anti-apartheid icon.
"We summon the great kings and soldiers of the struggle to help us in calling the ancestors of Mandela, and help him heal because we still need him," Mashele said in xiTsonga during the ritual.
Earlier in the day, a group of traditional leaders from the North West arrived at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital to deliver messages of support and a bucket of flowers.