Most of the time, the word “Sangomas” has a negative connotation that causes people to disregard their vocation. These Skeem Saam actors and actresses, however, are Sangomas in real life after heeding the call of their forefathers. These are 5 Skeem Saam actors and actresses who are Sangomas in real life.
5. Phophi Mudau Ratlabala
Cindy’s actor, Phophi Mudau Ratlabala, is a sangoma in real life. Before Ratlabala finally explained why we hadn’t seen her portray Cindy on Skeem Saam, she had been absent from the small screen for nearly a year. She explained that she had taken a break from television because she had been on a spiritual quest while practicing as a conventional therapist.
Phophi Mudau Ratlabala declared earlier this year that she had completed her training as a healer and that she was eager to share her experiences.
The actress was cited by the Daily Sun as saying;
“The journey has been both difficult and beautiful. In comparison to the lesson in humility, learning to give of yourself, your time, and your resources was insignificant. You completely let go of yourself when you accept your calling to be a healer, allowing the spirits to work both through and in you. 
4. Mlungisi Bafana Mathe
As Emkay Biyela on Skeem Saam, Mlungisi Bafana Mathe has opened up about his religion and spiritual path as a sangoma.
Before ultimately becoming a pastor, Emkay had previously served as a preacher and a youth leader in the church. Mlungisi accepted a calling that he received from his ancestors along the road..
3. Oratile Maitisa
Oratile Maitisa joined Skeem Saam in 2010, where she portrays the lovely and innocent young girl Eunice Nkadimeng.
She was a devout Christian who served as a youth missionary and was robed into two guilds at her church. Oratile revealed that she was a Sangoma in June 2021. She posted footage and images of what appeared to be her graduation day on Instagram. 
2. Bongani Masondo
Bongani Masondo is a South African actor best known for his starring role as Bafana “Prince” Shabalala in the SABC1 drama series Tshisa, from 2006-2012 and currently as ‘Babymaker’ in Skeem Saam on SABC1. Aside from acting Bongani has accepted his calling as an actor according to a publication by News 24. The actor finished his sangoma training in 2011. And as of 2023 he is capable of being a practicing traditional healer. 
1. Shoki Mmola
Shoki Mmola, a seasoned actress who plays Celia on Skeem Saam, said she is happy to be a practicing sangoma despite the demands of her demanding role.
She earned her certification as a registered traditional healer in 2019 and is now able to give sick notes to clients. She denied being a famous person, Sangoma saying:
Because I ignored my calling due to it being a fashion trend, I am not a famous sangoma.