10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Shona People

Written by Keren Mikva


Magic and witchcraft remain an important facet of Shona culture

The Shona believe in two types of spirits — “shave” or wandering spirits, and “vadzimu”, or ancestor spirits. While both can be malevolent or benevolent, the bad spirits are associated with witchcraft. To this day they are often used as explanations for disasters or misfortune in a community.