Africa’s great shaman, the calabash of ancestral spiritual link, the great elephant of wisdom, after many years of service to humanity, after 98 years of life on this planet (21 July 1921 – 25 March 2020) has passed away today. It is difficult to really capture the greatness of this elder, now become an ancestor. Credo gave much to African people, and to the world. He traveled to tens of countries, worked with many individuals and wrote many books. He was a true seeker-turned-master, not only of the lore of his Zulu people, but also of other Africans and beyond.
I met Credo Mutwa in 2012 after having studied his works for almost a decade. His family invited me to visit them after I got in touch. It was one of the great epic moments for me, in this incarnation, to visit him and his family for some days. I will always cherish this meeting, his hospitality and the hospitality of his family.
Now with our great elder gone, we should strive to remember him, and his works. We thank you for ALL you did for humanity, Baba. You, the eldest child of Ra! The lion shaman! The great Sanusi! It is time to rest. We shall continue where you have left off.
Rest in peace.