JOHANNESBURG - A large majority of South Africans follow the Christian faith while traditional healing also takes centre stage in the lives of many.
In her book, The Lost Bride, Badelisile Gaobepe details her experience as a Sangoma and her conversion to Christianity.
"I was assigned to write this book because, after having an encounter with the Lord, he asked me to set others free, just like I had been set free", said Gaobepe.
Gaobepe says her spiritual journey has challenged her beliefs and spiritual principles but it has also made her feel more alive.
"I was a new born again believer, my grand-father had been part of the church, however though I was not rooted in scripture. I did not understand certain things about the word and the spiritual principles and so what happened was as I got baptized and as I got deeper into the spirit, I did not realize that I became more alive in the spiritual realm."