Actress Tina Jaxa has confirmed to Sunday World that she is a trained sangoma and prophet.

Tina has kept the news hidden for more than a decade and told the paper that she does not like to talk about it out of respect for her culture.

“Yes, I can confirm that I am a sangoma and a prophet although it’s something that I didn’t want to talk about publicly.”

She said she received the calling 20 years ago and her late husband Propser Mkwaiwa encouraged her to go for training.

“I used to have visions and get messages at night when I was a teenager.”

It’s the first time news of Tina’s calling has been revealed.