South African author and traditional healer Credo Mutwa aged 98 died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The Credo Mutwa foundation is yet to release a statement with more information regarding his death.
Born Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa in KwaZulu Natal, he is popularly known for writing books that draws upon African mythology and traditional Zulu folklore.
His most recent work is a graphic novel called the “Tree of Life Trilogy” based on the writings of his most famous book, “Indaba My Children”.
Mutwa was honoured with a USIBA award presented by the South African Department of Arts and Culture, for his work in Indigenous Wisdom.
The African philosopher is also famed for his predictions of historic events in the country, such as the 1976 Youth Uprising, the recalling of the former President Thabo Mbeki and the murder of Chris Hani.
The news of his passing is received with shock as tributes starts pouring in for the spiritual leader and legendary storyteller.
Credo Mutwa say he has seen things that many couldn’t see. “Africa, they must never disrespect you.” pic.twitter.com/oRVlKWY36t
— Sharon (@jesang_) March 25, 2020
For those who dont know Ntate Credo Mutwa. ✊
A little introduction. pic.twitter.com/BqeArc32M5
— Ťhåbőşž🥰 (@Tahbozz) March 25, 2020
Rest in Peace Ntate Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa. The traditional healer, author and sculptor and has passed away at 98 years old. His most critically acclaimed work, Indaba: My Children is a collection of African folk tales and sold over 250 000 copies in SA. #RIPCredoMutwa pic.twitter.com/nu4doRjTBO
— PopPulse (@PopPulseSA) March 25, 2020