Sekuru Banda (also known as Omman Kamwelo Banda) is a Ghemsa University trained Malawian traditional healer who is based in Harare.[1] Banda also teaches other traditional healers from Southern Africa. Sekuru Banda is also a businessman who has interests in Mining, farming and an investor in blue chip companies outside Zimbabwe.

Sekuru Banda
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Born Kamwelo Banda
1973
Nationality Malawian
Occupation Traditional Healer
Known for Traditional Healer/ Herbalist
Website http://ommankamwelobanda.com/contact=
  • Phone Number (263)-774-231-364
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Banda is also Founder of the Kamwelo Banda Trust a Zimbabwe based charity providing access to clean water, food and education for orphans effect by HIV, Director of Spiritual Education a U.S.A based on-profit providing access to education in science, technology, engineering, art, and math, Director of Cultural Preservation a U.S.A entity mediating mutually beneficial policies between the United States and African Nations ,Director of Traditional Healing a U.S.A based non-profit providing access to health and wellness services through traditional and herbal practices.Kamwelo Banda Charity work



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Background

Sekuru Banda was born in Malawi in 1973 Mangoli Katuli village in Malawi. Banda is married with four children. He is a practicing Muslim.

Education

Sekuru Banda indicated that he refined his healing skills Ghana Herbal Medical Students’ Association (GHEMSA) institute in Kumasi Ghana for four years.

Career

Bandas' popularity began when an article was written by Kwayedza in 2017 that a baboon had been seen at a small house. Ever since then Banda became a public figure. It was reported that 'healing' was part of his family clan and that he started healing when he was young in Malawi. [2] Sekuru Banda conducts his business in Cranborne and along Simon Mazorodze there are commuter omnibuses which specifically commute to his residence.

Sekuru Banda has gained fame that he attracts a crowd where he travels. It was reported that in September 2017 whilst at Mbudzi roundabout he had to seek refuge at a nearby police. However, the crowd followed him to the police station and sought his help. In the end, after the crowd failed to disburse Banda reportedly helped a number of people. Similarly, he had to be assisted by the police to escape a crowd of people at the Harare Agricultural Show.

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Jah Prayzah Launch Attendance

It was reported that when Jah Prayzah launched his album Angel lo with Jah Cure, Sekuru Banda was in attendance. [4] When a reporter interviewed Sekuru Banda he reportedly replied that he was invited by Jah Prayzah.

“He is the one who invited me here. He gave me a call and I was very excited about it that is why I’m here,” said Sekuru Banda, adding, “Jah Prayzah is like a young brother to me now. I like his music because it is rooted in traditionalism and his message is on point plus everyone can listen to Jah Prayzah, from young kids to old men and women.”

Testimonial Videos

My husband's manhood disapeared (Tilda live)


Visiting the Harare Agriculture Show 2018

Sekuru Banda attended the 2018 Harare Agriculture show where he visited various exhibition stands including the ZBC stand, Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Seed Co Limited. At the Harare Agricultural Banda said apart from promoting the tourism sector, he was also playing a vital role in the provision of primary health care.[5]



Sekuru Banda at the ZBC stand
Sekuru Banda at the ZRP stand
Sekuru Banda at the Seed.Co stand

2018 Agriculture Show visit Video

Sekuru Banda at the Agric show 2018


Epworth Tour

In August 2018 Sekuru Banda visited Epworth a suburb in Harare where he mixed and mingled with local residents. Large crowds gathered around him asd he toured vegetable markets and the informal industry in the suburb.

Sekuru Banda talking to epworth residents
Sekuru Banda talking to a vegtable vendor in epworth
Sekuru Banda in epworth

Epworth Tour Video

Sekuru Banda in Epworth


Health Tourism Ambassador

Sekuru Kamwelo Banda said the government should recognize his efforts in contributing positively to economic growth and promoting religious tourism as his clients were drawn from across the globe.[6]

He also claimed that:

his services were being sought after by people from different social classes, races and religious beliefs across the globe, thereby generating the much-needed foreign currency. There are a lot of people who still believe in the African tradition and recognize that traditional medicines are very effective. That is why we are recording a significant number of foreign delegates, not only coming from Southern Africa but as far as Japan, China, Sweden and Australia to consult me.

“By bringing these foreigners, we are also promoting tourism in a way as we are contributing towards rebuilding Zimbabwe, as these visitors are bringing in foreign currency. Those foreigners who come here, are booked at hotels and also spend money in our local shops and that is bringing business to the country.”

“Several prominent preachers and church leaders usually visit me at night. Of course, when they go to the pulpit, they preach against my practices, but I don’t mind helping them .

Speaking on Genetic resources and Preservation of sacred locations

Dr. Banda urged the government and the public to respect sacred locations and shrines.H e said that these shrines and genetic resources are of paramount importance to a country's heritage and History. Banda said this whilst touring the Africa village which is being constructed and managed by the Dzimbanhete Arts Culture Centre at Nharira Hills near Norton.

Sekuru Banda at Africa Village Nharira Hills
Sekuru Banda at Africa Village Nharira Hills

Sekuru Banda Speaking on the importance of historic Shrines

Sekuru Banda Speaks On Sacred Locations


Visiting Cholera Hot spots

Sekuru Banda visited Glenview Poly Clinic and Tichagarika area where the Cholera epidemic was initially recorded and claimed many lives. At the Clinic, Sekuru Banda mingled with the nursing staff and visited the cholera quarantine tents stationed at the clinic.Sekuru Banda also used the visit to reach out to families who lost their loved ones to the Cholera epidemic. He donated hygienic products to about a hundred families including Jane Mandaza Nyamweda (one of the victims of cholera in the Tichagarika area)’s family.

During the visit, Sekuru Banda also thanked various stakeholders who have joined hands to combat the Cholera epidemic. He applauded the efforts by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration, Strive Masiyiwa and Econet for making the fight against Cholera a top priority.

I would like to thank the Government and His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa for making the fight against cholera a top priority. I would also like to thank Econet Zimbabwe and Strive Masiyiwa for contributing significant financial resources in the fight against cholera. They are many stakeholders who are doing great work in curbing the epidemic I would like to thank them also and to urge them to keep up the good work. This is a national problem which needs unity of purpose and together we can defeat this epidemic which has orphaned and widowed so many people
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sekuru Banda at Glenview Poly
sekuru Banda at Glenview Poly


sekuru Banda donating hygienic Products

Sekuru Banda's house

In 2018 Sekuru Banda was constructing a property in the Harare. The two-storey house is built on top of a hill has 39-bedroomed and a helipad on top. The main building contractor estimated the value of the house to something ranging between US$10 million and US$15 million as at the 2018 rates. Said the contractor:

What brings the prices to that range is the fact that we imported some of the materials like aluminium, marble, and other decorations from countries like South Africa, Spain and China. There was also some excavation work done on the hill and hundreds of thousands of dollars were chewed up.

Pictures of the house

sekuru Banda's mansion


Trivia

Sekuru Banda was reported to be part of a soccer team which was named after his son Nourride’s nickname, Dhudhudha Stars.


Some Articles About Sekuru Banda

Sekuru Banda Speaks Against Gender Based Violence Fri Oct 19 2018

Sekuru Banda Urges Zimbabweans To Promote Cultural Tourism Sun Sep 23 2018

Sekuru Banda Visits Cholera Hot Spots Thu Sep 20 2018

See more news on Sekuru Banda

References

  1. Revealing the unknown side of Sekuru Banda - spiked, spiked, retrieved: 9 Oct 2018
  2. [http://www.sundaymail.co.zw/ Sekuru-banda-man-of-the-moment/ Sekuru Banda man of the moment], , Published: 24 September 2017, Retrieved: 19 February 2018
  3. Crowds Swarm Sekuru Banda, , Published: 3 September 2017 , Retrieved: 19 February 2018
  4. Chivayo splashes $10k on Jah Prayzah , , Published: 15 February 2018, Retrieved: 19 February 2018
  5. I’m health, tourism ambassador: Sekuru Banda - NewsDay Zimbabwe, Newsday Zimbabwe, published: 02 Sep 2018, retrieved: 3 Sep 2018
  6. I’m health, tourism ambassador: Sekuru Banda - NewsDay Zimbabwe, Newsday Zimbabwe, published: 02 Sep 2018, retrieved: 3 Sep 2018
  7. Sekuru Banda Visits Cholera Hot Spots ⋆ Pindula News, Pindula News, published: 20 Sep 2018, retrieved: 22 Sep 2018