Swiegelaar has recently made headlines for leading the first Satanic Church in South Africa, which was officially registered in February this year. The co-founder of the controversial South African Satanic Church, Riaan Swiegelaar, was actually a sangoma before leaving traditional healing for Satanism.
But prior to following Satanism, he was a qualified traditional healer for eight years.“My journey started when I met my Tata, Dr. Alfred Megwa, in 2008. I was already doing psychic work at the time and he felt that I needed to twasa with him in order to take my ‘seeing’ to the next level,” he told The Citizen.
After completing his training, he practiced part-time as a sangoma, offering psychic services to clients, and rituals to treat emotional and spiritual afflictions for those who required it.