The fashion designer who felt the call of the ancestors

Karabo Finger was not surprised when she was called to be a traditional healer. Her mother was a ngaka (sangoma) and she comes from a long line of traditional healers – six generations, to be exact.

The Mail & Guardian met Finger (32) at her home in Falcon Ridge in Vereeniging. She did her sangoma training last year after her mother’s death.

“My mom had a growth on her lung. The doctors decided they weren’t sure if it was cancer, but put her on chemo anyway. She stopped [the treatment] in February. Then in March, April she deteriorated. She didn’t recover and her body just shut down,” says Finger.

Read it at the M&G.

Image – Karabo Finger (M&G)