Adorned in colorful beaded clothing, and dancing bare feet to African drums as if in a ritualistic mood, is a young white boy.
Kyle Todd is a spiritual healer commonly known as “sangoma” in South Africa.
At 12 years, Kyle stands out in a profession dominated by blacks in his native South Africa.
Most of my friends went against me and started being ex-friends
He says it started with premonitions which his parents first dismissed.
Kyle claims he predicted the xenophobic attacks that rocked South Africa in April 2015 and left at least 7 people dead.
But one of his most vivid dream he says he foresaw the death of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in December 2013.
Away from his practice, Kyle is a normal 12 year old who likes watching television and playing football .
11-year old caucasian boy who is a sangoma, Kyle Todd aka Gogo Frank Marshall shares his reality with us on tonight's MY REALITY #POWERLife— POWER 98.7 (@Powerfm987) June 30, 2015
But it has not been easy for Kyle and his family.
According to Mike Todd, Kyle’s father, they come from a community that does not believe in sangoma’s and Kyle has lost some friends.
“Most of my friends went against me and started being ex-friends,” Kyle said.
Sangomas occupy a respected position in South African society, particularly among blacks, who view them with a mix of reverence and fear
The young boy continues to trailblaze in a country that has about 69,000 registered sangomas and he eventually hopes to combine learning medicinal herbs with scientific studies.