The renowned African shaman ‘Sanusi’ and traditional healer Credo Mutwa passed away at age 98.

The Credo Mutwa Foundation confirmed the passing of the African shaman and healer on Wednesday morning (March 25).

“uBaba passed on in the early hours of this morning at Kuruman Hospital, where he was rushed to yesterday. At the age of 98, his health has been fragile and has been in and out of hospital during the past few days,” said the foundation’s spokesperson Matshediso Setai.

Credo Mutwa is famously known as an author of books that draw upon African mythology, traditional Zulu folklore, extraterrestrial encounters and his own personal encounters.

His most recent work is a graphic novel called the Tree of Life Trilogy based on his writings of his most famous book, Indaba my Children.

According to Wikipedia, Credo has been an active and vocal advocate in the use of traditional African medicines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, cancer and Tuberculosis. He created a trust called the Vulinda Trust in 1999 to preserve traditional knowledge and to promote the use of these traditional medicines.

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