Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa, is the High Witchdoctor and Knowledge-Keeper of the Zulus. He belongs to an ancient chain of Sanusis (Shamans), whose duty it is, to pass the profound knowledge of the ancestors down to their firstborn son. When his son was murdered, and thus, the link in the chain of knowledge had been broken, he was determined not to let this profound ancient wisdom die with him, and so he wrote Indaba, My Children. In so doing, he broke his sacred oath, and betrayed his lineage, becoming an outcast to many of his people. Like his book, Credo Mutwa has all but vanished into obscurity, yet the book remains to be one of the most iconic African books ever written, and he continues to retain his title as Vusamazulu – Awakener of the people.