Segale Mogotsi Dies

By Mpho Tshikhudo
14 November 2016

“I had health issues and that was because I neglected my ancestors.”

While details are still sketchy, DRUM is reliably informed that the radio veteran-cum businessman breathed his last breath sometime last night.

As a radio announcer Segale had a great run that included stints with PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) radio stations including Motsweding FM.

Segale also plied his trade with Kaya FM and Metro FM where he went big with the audience for his The House Hold Show.

“It’s a shock for us,” North West FM station manager David Mabusela told Drum.

“Segale was a legendary broadcaster. We learnt of his passing when his younger brother spoke to us . . . but we don’t have official word from the family yet. It’s a big loss for the station.”

Drum visited Segale last year and he spoke at great length about his show, Platinum Network Castle, at North West FM. He was a voluble interview alright but the man we met at the time was a shadow of his former heavier self.

“I had health issues and that was because I neglected my ancestors,” he said. “Obviously they punish you.”

He was reluctant to talk about the subject of the ancestors and his calling as a healer but with a bit of coaxing he finally relented.

“I knew of the calling in 1992 but I refused until 2007. I got sick and I tried running to ZCC and on three occasions they told me to try the bones and in my head I was, like, ‘I’m model C and can’t be doing bones’”.

“The guy who helped me out is Mkhulu, who is Zinzi Mandela’s ex-husband. He’s a healer. Following his guidance, I then set off for ephehlweni (healing school) . . . but you should know that I don’t throw bones. I wear the ankh which is the original cross.”

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