Today, we answer questions about the iconic Zulu Shaman, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa
WHEN DO WE SEE AN OBITUARY OF CREDO MUTWA?
Only in the event of his demise. The great Zulu shaman continues to draw breath at age 98. True, he is frail and sports a pair of bifocals which are as thick as a magnifying glass, but he is yet to cross over. Would to God that he lived forever!
CREDO MUTWA’S MIDDLE NAME IS “VUSAMAZULU”. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It is a honorific conferred on him by his fellow tribesmen. It stands for “Awakener of the Zulus”, meaning the tribe’s greatest enlightener. But he’s arguably the world’s greatest enlightener. David Icke has described Credo as the most knowledgeable human being he has ever encountered and dedicated his most impactful book, The Biggest Secret, to the man.
CREDO MUTWA REFERS TO HIMSELF AS THE ZULU SANUSI. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It means “Keeper of Ancient Knowledge”. This has been passed on through ancient African religion, which according to Credo went underground and assumed the guise of “Secret Societies” when the white man started to ridicule and demonise our spirituality. Credo is the only surviving Zulu Sanusi. For many years, it was only he and his departed aunt.
DID CREDO MUTWA GO TO SCHOOL?
He did yes. He started when he was 14 years old, which was not odd in his time. But how far he went is not clear. If his education was interrupted time and again, it was because his father was always travelling. But he’s so naturally brilliant and articulate and speaks and writes English with flawless mastery.
OF CREDO MUTWA’S BOOKS, WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
It is Indaba My Children. I doubt whether it is still in print today. It was first published in 1964 and it is highly informative. I bought it from a Gaborone bookshop ten years ago myself.
I GATHER YOU MET CREDO MUTWA IN THE POSH AMBIENCE OF SUN CITY HOTEL IN SOUTH AFRICA. TELL.
I wish I did. What happened was that some Smart Alec with a Spanish accent called me from Sun City and invited me over to meet “the ranks of the Anunnaki”. He claimed he was Anunnaki himself. I refused to take the bait hook, line, and sinker. It wasn’t Credo at all but that’s how the word went out. Credo had written thus of Sun City: “I was told that under Sun City strange mining operations were in progress, deep underground, and that many of the Africans who worked in those mines disappeared and never returned home again, although their paychecks kept on being sent to their family. The men never returned home, as ordinary miners do.” Forewarned is forearmed!
I KNOW CREDO IS GETTING ALONG IN YEARS. HOW IS HE DOING HEALTHWISE?
Like every Tyrannosaurus Rex, he has his share of ailments that attend senescence. You cannot be in excellent health at that age. Years back, in 2011, Credo had a serious health scare when he suffered a massive stroke that left him a virtual vegetable. But David Icke moved in double quick time to bring in a special breed of healers, Andreas and Mike, who restored Credo to sound health practically in a trice. They did not use drugs, herbs, prayer, or incantations: they simply “cupped” their hands around his head (watch the miracle here: https://newsvideo.su/video/4025787) and engaged him in lighthearted conversation. They said their method was an advanced form of healing using “the real laws of physics”.
Although at least one of the two shows his face on video, neither publicised his full names or place of residence. The duo didn’t want to be overnight celebrities of some sort. Since then, Credo has generally been in fine fettle, walks unaided, and speaks without faltering. He is far from senile. His only complaint is that of age-related diabetes.
WHAT IS CREDO’S NAME FOR THE ANUNNAKI?
He calls them the Chitauli. But this is a blanket term for every Alien race from outer space. He defines the term as meaning “despots” or “task-masters” – basically the enslavers of mankind. Remember what Enlil-Jehovah instructed Enki when the latter was mandated to fashion Adam and Eve? “Create a slave race”. To tell by the way Credo characterises the Chitauli, he’s either referring to Reptoids or the Enlilites, who are allied to the Reptoids.
THE TERM ZULU IS TAKEN TO MEAN “PEOPLE OF THE SKY”. DOES CREDO SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAME MEANING TOO?
No he doesn’t. In fact, he laughs off this interpretation as simply silly. Credo is persuaded that Zulu means “People from other Worlds”. This is what he says: “When you ask a South African White anthropologist what the name of Zulu means, he will say it means ‘the sky’, and therefore the Zulu call themselves ‘People of the Sky’. That is nonsense. In the Zulu language, our name for the sky, the blue sky, is sibakabaka.
Our name for inter-planetary space, however, is izulu and the weduzulu, which means ‘inter-planetary space, the dark sky that you see with stars in it every night’, also has to do with travelling. The Zulu word for travelling at random, like a nomad or a gypsy, is izula. Now, you can see that the Zulu people in South Africa were aware of the fact that you can travel through space, not through the sky like a bird but you can travel through space!” Credo scoffs at the idea that it was Albert Einstein who first realised that space and time were simply sides of the same coin.
“The people of America and the people of Europe say that it was Albert Einstein who came out with the idea that time and space are one and the same thing. My answer to that is, ‘No!’ My people, the Zulus, knew that space and time was one thing. In the language of the Zulu, one of the names for space is umkati. And the Zulu name for time is isikati. Now, our people knew that space and time were one and the same thing, hundreds of years before Einstein’s birth. And furthermore, our people believed, like the Dogon people (of Mali), that there are 24 planets in our part of space which are inhabited by intelligent creatures of various states. And this knowledge has never been recorded in any book.”
WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES/DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CREDO’S VERSION OF REPTOIDS AND THAT OF THE SUMERIAN CHRONICLERS?
Both the two identify Reptoids as essentially Lizards who are capable of “shape-shifting”, that is, switching their appearance from Reptoid to human in a split second. Both say the Reptoids came from another planet, “in terrible vessels which flew through the air, vessels which were shaped like great bowls and which made a terrible noise and a terrible fire in the sky” (spaceships), that they cross-bred with our womenfolk to produce Kings and Chiefs. Both tell us that these Reptoids are fallen angels who once rebelled against God and created this holographic universe of theirs; that the Reptoids feed on human beings both directly and indirectly. Credo Mutwa:
“Throughout South Africa, amongst many tribes, you’ll find stories of these amazing creatures who are capable of changing from reptile to human being, and from reptile to any other animal of their choice. And these creatures do really exist. No matter where you go throughout Southern, Eastern, Western, and Central Africa, you’ll find that the description of these creatures is the same. Even amongst tribes which never, throughout their long history, had contact with each other at all … They hide in deep cavities underground, because they are always feeling cold.
In these cavities, we are told, there are huge fires which are kept going by slaves, human, zombie-like slaves. And, it is further said, that these Zuswazi, these Imbulu, or whatever you choose to call them, are not capable of eating solid food. They either eat human blood, or they eat that power, the energy that is generated when human beings, on the surface of the Earth, are fighting and killing each other in large numbers.” However, whereas cosmic historians say the Reptoids originate from the Draco star system, Credo suggests that they hail from Alpha Centauri, which at only 4.7 light years away is the closest star and planetary system to the Solar System.
“Where they come from, I will never claim to know,” he admits candidly. “But they are associated with certain stars in the sky, and one of these stars is a large group of stars which is part of the Milky Way, which our people call Ingiyab, which means ‘The Great Serpent’. And there is a red star, a reddish star, near the tip of this huge rim of stars which our people call IsoneNkanyamba.
Now, this star called IsoneNkanyamba, I managed to find its English name. It is the star called Alpha Centauri, in English. Now, this, is something that is worth investigating. Why is it that well over 500 tribes in parts of Africa which I’ve visited in the last 40 or 50 years or so, all of them describe similar creatures?”
IS IT TRUE THAT THE ZULUS KNOW ABOUT PLANET NIBIRU?
It is yes. I wrote about that (see Article 69, titled Nibiru Wreaks Havoc.). They call it Mushoshonono and characterise it as a sinister star because of the hazards it can pose to Earthlings when it approaches. They say it has been responsible for globalwide floods and abrupt changes in Earth’s spinning direction. Credo Mutwa: “I am told by the great storytellers of our tribes that … once, many thousands of years ago a terrible star, the kind of star with a very long tail, descended very close upon our skies.
So close that the earth turned upside down … The sun rose in the south and set in the north … After that came a terrible deluge of water accompanied by winds so great that they blew whole mountaintops away … That is the great story of our forefathers. And we are told that this thing is going to happen again very soon.”
WHAT DOES CREDO SAY CONCERNING THE ABODE OF THE DEAD?
He says the Zulu people postulate two venues. The Abapezulu (“those who are above”) live in some celestial place happily ever after. The Abapansi (“the ones who are below”) live somewhere in the bowels of the Earth. This is not the proverbial Hell, but an idyllic place.
I HEAR CREDO ONCE HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE SO-CALLED “GREYS”.
Yes, on several occasions actually when they have tried to kind of “investigate” him. He says they are the servants of the Reptoids. This is the way he describes them: “Their limbs were too long for their body, and their necks were very thin, and their heads were almost as large as full-grown watermelons. They had strange eyes, which looked like goggles of some kind. They had no noses, as we have, only small holes on either side of the raised area between their eyes.
Their mouth had no lips, only thin cuts as if made by a razor … I looked into the thing’s eyes and I noticed that the creature wanted me to keep looking into his eyes. I looked and saw that, through these covers over their eyes, I could see the creature’s real eyes behind this black, goggle-like cover. Its eyes were round, with straight pupils, like those of a cat. And the thing was not moving its head. It was breathing; I could see that. I could see little nostrils moving, closing and shutting, but if anybody says to me that I smelled like that creature, really, I would konk him one on the face.
The creature smelled like nobody’s business. It had a strange smell, a throat-tightening, chemical smell, which smelled like rotten eggs, and also like hot copper [sulfur], a very strong smell. And the creature saw me looking at it, and it looked down at me and, all of a sudden. It had thin, long fingers, which had more joints than my human fingers have. And the thumb was in the wrong place. Each one of the fingers ended in a black claw, almost like certain African birds.”
THE ANUNNAKI: WHAT WERE THEY CALLED WHEN AFRICANS FIRST ENCOUNTERED THEM?
Credo says the Zulus called them Wazungu. He explains thus: “Many, many, many centuries ago, before the first White man came to Africa, we African people encountered a race of Alien beings which looked exactly like the European White man who were going to invade Africa in our future. These Alien creatures are tall. Some of them are rather well built, like athletes, and they have slightly slanting blue eyes and high cheek-bones.
And they have got golden hair, and they look exactly like the Europeans of today, with one exception: their fingers are beautifully made, long and like those of musicians and artists. Now, these creatures came to Africa out of the sky, in craft which looked like the boomerang of the Australian people. Now, when one of these craft comes down to land, it creates a whirlwind of dust, which makes a very large sound indeed, like that of a tornado.
In the language of some African tribes, a whirlwind is zungar-uzungo. Now, our people gave several names to these White-skinned Aliens. They called them Wazungu, a word which loosely means “god” but literally means “people of the dust-devil or the whirlwind” … And when Africans saw the real Europeans, the White men from Europe, they transferred to them the name Wazungu.
Before we met the people from Europe, we Africans, we had met White skinned Wazungu, and we transferred the name Wazungu to the Europeans, from the Aliens. Now, in the Zulu language, we call a White man Umlungu. Now, the word Umlungu means exactly the same as Wazungu, ‘a god or a creature which creates a big whirlwind underground’.”
YOU WROTE SOMETHING ABOUT THE WONDERS OF COPPER. WHAT DOES CREDO MUTWA SAY ABOUT THE SAME METAL?
He says the Zulus call it ithusi, which means “helper” as it serves to frighten evil spirits (I too wear a roundish copper bungle touching at the ends around my wrist for the same reason). But of iron, he says it is called insimbi, which means “evil metal” – the metal of war. Spears or assegais were forged from iron and when Zulus returned from war, they underwent a purification ritual which lasted some seven days.
IS IT TRUE THAT CREDO MUTWA WAS ONCE ABDUCTED BY THE REPTOIDS?
Yes he was, in 1959, by the Greys, who Zulus call the Matindane. He went missing for 4 days. This was when he was in search of a special herb around Zimbabwe’s Inyangani Mountain. He was simply spirited into the mountain and subjected to excruciating torture. Once he had undergone this experience, he became bisexual. Credo says even today, people vanish when they draw closer to the Inyangani Mountains as under it thrives a Reptoid city. He says the same of the Matopo Hills, where Cecil Rhodes is buried, and the Leribe Mountain in Lesotho.
Seventy-seven years ago, on the evening of December 2, 1943, the Germans launched a surprise air raid on allied shipping in the Italian port of Bari, which was then the key supply centre for the British 8th army’s advance in Italy.
The attack was spearheaded by 105 Junkers JU88 bombers under the overall command of the infamous Air Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen (who had initially achieved international notoriety during the Spanish Civil War for his aerial bombardment of Guernica). In a little over an hour the German aircraft succeeded in sinking 28 transport and cargo ships, while further inflicting massive damage to the harbour’s facilities, resulting in the port being effectively put out of action for two months.
Over two thousand ground personnel were killed during the raid, with the release of a secret supply of mustard gas aboard one of the destroyed ships contributing to the death toll, as well as subsequent military and civilian casualties. The extent of the later is a controversy due to the fact that the American and British governments subsequently covered up the presence of the gas for decades.
At least five Batswana were killed and seven critically wounded during the raid, with one of the wounded being miraculously rescued floating unconscious out to sea with a head wound. He had been given up for dead when he returned to his unit fourteen days later. The fatalities and casualties all occurred when the enemy hit an ammunition ship adjacent to where 24 Batswana members of the African Pioneer Corps (APC) 1979 Smoke Company where posted.
Thereafter, the dozen surviving members of the unit distinguished themselves for their efficiency in putting up and maintaining smokescreens in their sector, which was credited with saving additional shipping. For his personal heroism in rallying his men following the initial explosions Company Corporal Chitu Bakombi was awarded the British Empire Medal, while his superior officer, Lieutenant N.F. Moor was later given an M.B.E.
Remember: bricks and cement are used to build a house, but mutual love, respect and companionship are used to build a HOME. And amongst His signs is this: He creates for you mates out of your own kind, so that you may find contentment (Sukoon) with them, and He engenders love and tenderness between you; in this behold, there are signs (messages) indeed for people who reflect and think (Quran 30:21).
This verse talks about contentment; this implies companionship, of their being together, sharing together, supporting one another and creating a home of peace. This verse also talks about love between them; this love is both physical and emotional. For love to exist it must be built on the foundation of a mutually supportive relationship guided by respect and tenderness. As the Quran says; ‘they are like garments for you, and you are garments for them (Quran 2:187)’. That means spouses should provide each other with comfort, intimacy and protection just as clothing protects, warms and dignifies the body.
In Islam marriage is considered an ‘ibaadah’, (an act of pleasing Allah) because it is about a commitment made to each other, that is built on mutual love, interdependence, integrity, trust, respect, companionship and harmony towards each other. It is about building of a home on an Islamic foundation in which peace and tranquillity reigns wherein your offspring are raised in an atmosphere conducive to a moral and upright upbringing so that when we all stand before Him (Allah) on that Promised Day, He will be pleased with them all.
Most marriages start out with great hopes and rosy dreams; spouses are truly committed to making their marriages work. However, as the pressures of life mount, many marriages change over time and it is quite common for some of them to run into problems and start to flounder as the reality of living with a spouse that does not meet with one’s pre-conceived ‘expectations’. However, with hard work and dedication, couples can keep their marriages strong and enjoyable. How is it done? What does it take to create a long-lasting, satisfying marriage?
Below are some of the points that have been taken from a marriage guidance article I read recently and adapted for this purposes.
POSITIVITY Spouses should have far more positive than negative interactions. If there is too much negativity — criticizing, demanding, name-calling, holding grudges, etc. — the relationship will suffer. However, if there is never any negativity, it probably means that frustrations and grievances are not getting ‘air time’ and unresolved tension is accumulating inside one or both partners waiting to ‘explode’ one day.
“Let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor let some women laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames.” (49:11)
We all have our individual faults though we may not see them nor want to admit to them but we will easily identify them in others. The key is balance between the two extremes and being supportive of one another. To foster positivity in a marriage that help make them stable and happy, being affectionate, truly listening to each other, taking joy in each other’s achievements and being playful are just a few examples of positive interactions. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The believers who show the most perfect faith are those who have the best character and the best of you are those who are best to their wives”
Another characteristic of happy marriages is empathy; understanding your spouses’ perspective by putting oneself in his or her shoes. By showing that understanding and identifying with your spouse is important for relationship satisfaction. Spouses are more likely to feel good about their marriage and if their partner expresses empathy towards them. Husbands and wives are more content in their relationships when they feel that their partners understand their thoughts and feelings.
Successful married couples grow with each other; it simply isn’t wise to put any person in charge of your happiness. You must be happy with yourself before anyone else can be. You are responsible for your actions, your attitudes and your happiness. Your spouse just enhances those things in your life. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”
Successful marriages involve both spouses’ commitment to the relationship. The married couple should learn the art of compromise and this usually takes years. The largest parts of compromise are openness to the other’s point of view and good communication when differences arise.
When two people are truly dedicated to making their marriage work, despite the unavoidable challenges and obstacles that come, they are much more likely to have a relationship that lasts. Husbands and wives who only focus on themselves and their own desires are not as likely to find joy and satisfaction in their relationships.
Another basic need in a relationship is each partner wants to feel valued and respected. When people feel that their spouses truly accept them for who they are, they are usually more secure and confident in their relationships. Often, there is conflict in marriage because partners cannot accept the individual preferences of their spouses and try to demand change from one another. When one person tries to force change from another, he or she is usually met with resistance.
However, change is much more likely to occur when spouses respect differences and accept each other unconditionally. Basic acceptance is vital to a happy marriage. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “It is the generous (in character) who is good to women, and it is the wicked who insults them.” “Overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.” (Quran 15:85)
COMPASSION, MUTUAL LOVE AND RESPECT
Other important components of successful marriages are love, compassion and respect for each other. The fact is, as time passes and life becomes increasingly complicated, the marriage is often stressed and suffers as a result. A happy and successful marriage is based on equality. When one or the other dominates strongly, intimacy is replaced by fear of displeasing.
It is all too easy for spouses to lose touch with each other and neglect the love and romance that once came so easily. It is vital that husbands and wives continue to cultivate love and respect for each other throughout their lives. If they do, it is highly likely that their relationships will remain happy and satisfying. Move beyond the fantasy and unrealistic expectations and realize that marriage is about making a conscious choice to love and care for your spouse-even when you do not feel like it.
Seldom can one love someone for whom we have no respect. This also means that we have to learn to overlook and forgive the mistakes of one’s partner. In other words write the good about your partner in stone and the bad in dust, so that when the wind comes it blows away the bad and only the good remains.
Paramount of all, marriage must be based on the teachings of the Noble Qur’an and the teachings and guidance of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). To grow spiritually in your marriage requires that you learn to be less selfish and more loving, even during times of conflict. A marriage needs love, support, tolerance, honesty, respect, humility, realistic expectations and a sense of humour to be successful.
The past week or two has been a mixed grill of briefs in so far as the national employment picture is concerned. BDC just injected a further P64 million in Kromberg & Schubert, the automotive cable manufacturer and exporter, to help keep it afloat in the face of the COVID-19-engendered global economic apocalypse. The financial lifeline, which follows an earlier P36 million way back in 2017, hopefully guarantees the jobs of 2500, maybe for another year or two.
It was also reported that a bulb manufacturing company, which is two years old and is youth-led, is making waves in Selibe Phikwe. Called Bulb Word, it is the only bulb manufacturing operation in Botswana and employs 60 people. The figure is not insignificant in a town that had 5000 jobs offloaded in one fell swoop when BCL closed shop in 2016 under seemingly contrived circumstances, so that as I write, two or three buyers have submitted bids to acquire and exhume it from its stage-managed grave.