Thembi Nyathi has been doing a great job when it comes to helping families to connect with their loved ones who have passed on. The medium, who’s been hailed for her work on Dloz’Lami, is always about telling the truth, even if it might be a bitter pill to swallow. She has visited many families on this season of the show and has helped to connect the dots in their lives.
We’ve compiled some of the best moments from season one of Dloz’Lam, check them out below.
Dating a married man
One thing about Thembi is that she will expose you! On one of the episodes, she had a session with three sisters who had unanswered questions about their mother’s death. While she was telling them a few things about her passing, she mentioned that one of the sisters was dating a married man.
She asked: “Have you ever lived with a married man? Who has lived with a married man? Who helped a man cheat on his wife or girlfriend?”
The sister she was speaking to responded by telling Thembi that while she was in a relationship (nothing serious), she wasn’t aware of the fact that he had a partner.
“You are helping him cheat,” the medium said, adding: “Not every woman can be cheated on and the side chick gets away with it. Other children pray, you don’t pray enough.”
No one could have predicted that the conversation would take such a sharp swerve.
Don’t be fooled by the smile
A lot of people reach out to Dloz’Lami to get some sort of direction in their lives. When Kedibone and Nhlanhla – high school sweethearts who have been together for 16 years – met with the medium, she was very quick to sense that Kedibone had been living a life of pain for many years.
However, her partner wasn’t aware of this because Kedibone tends to hide her pain with a smile.
Kedibone’s late mother spoke through Thembi and asked her daughter: “Why is it that all the time you’re laughing? I know that you’re a happy child but when you’re in pain show them you’re hurting. I also don’t want you to get a heart attack.”
It turns out, Kedibone was going through a lot of pain but no one could tell. Her mother, through the medium, advised her to cry, which she did. That was a very touching moment and seems to have come at the right time for Kedibone. Thembi encouraged her partner to be strong for Kedibone and take care of her.
Change your ways
Sibusiso reached out to the show because his life was a mess. He didn’t know how to fix things as he had done a lot of bad things in his past. Thembi never minces her words, especially when she’s channeling ancestors. The great thing about this is that some people really need to hear the truth in its purest form so that they can get a wakeup call.
Sibusiso’s late grandmother came through and had a lot to say to her grandson. She shouted: “Today, I take a stand as an ancestor to reprimand something I have reprimanded before. What did I ask from you, Sibusiso? Where is the difficulty?”
The grandmother was referring to Sibusiso’s life of crime. Some of the crimes he has committed include hijacking people’s cars and breaking into homes.
Sibusiso’s grandmother also mentioned that her spirit couldn’t rest because of the pain she had left behind. She warned that if he didn’t stop, someone would eventually die in their family. “This community is complaining about you each and every day.”
His grandmother wanted to set him free and to do this, she instructed him to write a letter apologising to the community for all the pain he had caused.
On the run
If there’s one thing we’re learning on the show, it’s that you can’t run away from your calling. Shirley found this out very early in her consultation with Thembi. The first thing she was told was that she had a spiritual gift. Shirley mentioned that she had been told this many times but was ignorant about her gift and basically wanted Thembi to confirm the matter.
“Stop running away,” Thembi warned. “When you flee from an ancestor, they will find you.”
Shirley was told about her recurring headache, which is an indication that she would need to go to initiation school. “You’ve got to go and fetch your maternal grandmother’s spiritual bag,” Thembi told her.
Things got worse for Shirley when she was told that if she didn’t follow her calling, no man would ever marry her. “They’ll leave her with children.”
Ignorance isn’t always bliss. Just ask Thabiso, who has found himself in a tough situation. Although he was advised not to use his father’s surname, he went ahead and did it. Now this has created a lot of problems in his relationship as he wasn’t aware of what he was getting himself into.
His late father spoke through Thembi and said: “I didn’t want him to change his surname because I also don’t know my father. But they were supposed to tell the child the reason why he can’t carry my surname.”
It was revealed that there was a process that was meant to be followed and that he shouldn’t have changed his surname but should have rather stuck with his mother’s.
“Your mother was supposed to go to the Mkhwanazi clan and introduce you so that the Mkhwanazi clan don’t see you as a stray, as a foreigner.”
This was all new information to Thabiso. He was told to go to his maternal grandfather’s grave and introduce himself. If things aren’t done right, Thabiso’s relationship with his partner will not be fruitful.
Initiated by a snake
Agnes was never ready for what Thembi was about to tell her. The reason she called Thembi was to find out about the many issues she was having in her life, especially with her brother. However, Thembi revealed other things that Agnes had no idea about.
She told Agnes about her daughter Keletso’s spiritual calling and instructed them to get candles and some snuff to appease the ancestor who’s been troubling the child. It came out that the ancestor is the daughter’s paternal grandmother.
“The ancestor is taking you away. If we don’t do this, we we’ll lose you,” Thembi warned Agnes and her daughter. “The paternal grandmother is filled with so much anger and wants Keletso to go to initiation school.”
The medium also added that they ancestors are sending a snake to the child. “Do you know how painful it is for a child to be initiated by a snake? To see a snake with your own eyes and be initiated by it. You’ve got to go under the water and be initiated by a snake,” the daughter was informed.
She was also warned that she’d get hit by a car if she doesn’t go to initiation school. Keletso was told to avoid going out because that could lead to trouble.
Which moment caught your eye on Dloz’Lami this season? Stream the latest episodes of Dloz’lami on DStv Online.