Family loses five in 1 year

Family loses five in 1 year 1

By Rumbidzai Rambanapasi and Michelle Karaga A St Mary’s family that has lost five children within a year – the latest a four-year-old – is accusing their late daughter of dealing in juju. The Mavhunga family accuses one of their late daughters Dorica of getting juju in Chipinge along with her husband. Burial of the four-year-old child was marred by disagreements over the mysterious deaths. It is reported that early this year, two children died after a wall collapsed on them and another 22-year-old man died in March under unclear…

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Chitembwe, Maruwa in war of words over juju claims

Chitembwe, Maruwa in war of words over juju claims 2

By Farayi Machamire Sprinkled urine at the entry point of Rufaro Stadium on Sunday ignited a harsh exchange of words between Zimbabwe Premiership football coaches amid renewed questions of whether the use of juju or witchcraft helps teams win football matches. Former CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe Harare City coach Lloyd Chitembwe used an undesignated entry point in an effort to avoid being “bewitched” by Black Rhinos coach Hebert Maruwa. City went on to lose 1-0 with Wisdom Mutasa scoring late in the second half to help Rhinos complete a…

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Son kills father for ‘bedding’ wife

Son kills father for ‘bedding’ wife 3

By Chipo Katsidzira A Mutare man this week went berserk and hacked his father with an axe, accusing him of dating his wife and practicing witchcraft. Webus Muranda Junior (25) vanished soon after committing the heinous crime. Police confirmed the incident, which happened in Chief Marange’s area. His father, also called Webus Muranda (70), died after sustaining serious injuries. Related Articles The suspect has since gone into hiding with police launching a manhunt for him. Police have since recovered the axe used in the gruesome murder. Deputy Manicaland police spokesperson,…

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Woman beats granny, accuses her of witchcraft

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On Aug 30, 2019 18,777 By Hazel Marimbiza A Njube woman is living in fear of her granddaughter who beats her up and insults her saying she has decaying teeth because she eats human meat. It is reported that Kuda Tewe is weary of being abused by her granddaughter, Violet Muwilimi, who accuses her of witchcraft. While seeking a protection order at the Western Commonage courts Mpofu narrated her ordeal. “I am applying for a protection order against Muwilimi who is my granddaughter. She is always insulting me saying that…

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Woman accuses daughter-in-law of keeping crocodile liver

Woman accuses daughter-in-law of keeping crocodile liver 5

On Aug 23, 2019 36,570 By Hazel Marimbiza A Mpopoma woman is tired of her mother-in-law who constantly accuses her of witchcraft saying she keeps a crocodile liver which she will use to kill her. Western Commonage Magistrate’s Court in Bulawayo Ellen Katsvinde revealed this at the Western Commonage magistrate’s court where she sought a protection order against Tshaziwe Dube. “I am applying for a protection order against my mother-in-law. She always accuses me of witchcraft and alleges that I am keeping a crocodile liver which I am going to…

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Woman urinates in corpse’s mouth

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On Jul 26, 2019 28,058 0 By Sukoluhle Ndlovu A 70-year-old woman urinated in the mouth of her neighbour’s dead body in an effort to resuscitate her after she collapsed and died at a funeral in an incident that shocked mourners in Mandawa Village under Chief Nembudziya in Gokwe. The matter was heard when Maidei Mamombe appeared before Chief Nembudziya’s traditional court after she tried to resuscitate her neighbour Taizivei Mugido who had collapsed. Chief Nembudziya in whose jurisdiction the area falls under confirmed the incident. “I can confirm that…

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Let’s stamp out fear of witchcraft

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By Fr Oskar Wermter SJ Whenever some calamity befalls us; illness, catching an infectious disease, an accident and injury, a bankruptcy in business, a failed examination, a failed marriage — we want to know what caused it in the first place. Fr Oskar Wermter SJ This is not just African thinking; it is a common reaction to very many misfortunes, and in many places and for many centuries. Witchcraft was denounced as a very heinous crime, and people denounced as witches were in many cases killed. When a witch was…

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Shock as woman gives birth to a “pig”

Shock as woman gives birth to a “pig” 8

By Michael Magoronga A Gokwe woman shocked all and sundry after she delivered a baby with features of a pig in a case the community has strongly linked to witchcraft. Essina Ncube (35) of Area Sikwiti under Chief Chireya in Gokwe, reportedly gave birth to a child with features of a pig from the waist up while the bottom part had human features. The baby, with teeth resembling those of a pig, died a few days after birth. According to sources, Ncube was suspected to have been bewitched by a…

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VIDEO: Drama as woman strips in church

VIDEO: Drama as woman strips in church 9

On Jul 12, 2019 24,982 1 By Sukoluhle Ndlovu There was drama at Domboremhikidzano Apostolic Church in Gweru after a woman who is suspected to be tormented by a spirit of witchcraft stripped naked before storming out of the church. Madzibaba Learnmore The woman, who has been identified as Maria Gwanju of Gweru’s Mtapa surburb, was captured on video stripping naked during a church service and the video has since gone viral on social media. In the video, the woman who is standing next to two police officers is seen…

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Lizard’s tail spoils broth: Man bashes mother-in-law over love potion laced relish

Lizard’s tail spoils broth: Man bashes mother-in-law over love potion laced relish 10

By Sukoluhle Ndlovu A Zvishavane man went berserk and bashed his mother-in-law whom he accused of witchcraft after he stumbled on a lizard tail in his relish. Dickson Chatsauka (34) of Whande Village under Headman Matenda assaulted 71-year-old Sarah Hadebe alleging that she advised his wife Kudzai Hadebe to lace his relish with a love potion meant to “tame him”. A source, Ndabenhle Sibanda, said Chatsuka had gone out with a friend to drink and he returned home late at night. “Chatsauka returned from Matenda Growth Point and was offered…

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