Tag Archive for Zimbabwe

Superstitious beliefs work against tormented family in Zimbabwe

A nine-member family including small children have been experiencing mysterious fires in their home in a village in Zimbabwe. They have had to flee and they can’t find help. Source: Mystery fires guts down homestead | The Chronicle The Nkomo family of Tabi Line in Magaya village, Ward 17 yesterday told The Chronicle how the inexplicable…

Leave my GOBLIN alone!

I can’t help it, I really can’t. Your Zimbabwe goblin story for today… Woman said her goblin is NOT the problem here. Bulawayo24 NEWS | Woman threatens to kill tsikamutanda over ‘her’ goblin. A 40-year-old Gokwe woman left villagers’ in shock when she used a machete to scare away a traditional healer popularly known as…

Goblin extraction may result in death

We don’t know why, but almost every time we cover a story about goblins, it’s a story from Zimbabwe. I’d love to find out why this is such a thing there! Man dies in goblin exorcism ritual. A 72-year old man from Gokwe died under mysterious circumstances a few minutes after a traditional healer (tsikamutanda)…

Boy believes he is under a spell, vomits money

Another witchcraft story from Zimbabwe. Note the “allegedly” in the story which means we need to be HIGHLY skeptical.  The story serves up hints of how fearful this population is of witchcraft and juju and how severely that believe affects them. Satanism and witchcraft fears after boy vomits ‘money’. A 14-year-old boy is alleged to…

Foreskins used for witchcraft in Zimbabwe?

This is the weirdest excuse for banning circumcision I’ve ever heard. The foreskins can be used in witchcraft to make charms. A senator in Zimbabwe wants the government to outlaw the circumcision of children until the age of 18 so that they could make their own decisions concerning the procedure. She is using a unique…

Those pesky goblin infestations! Burn the house down!!

I’m wondering if there is anything for which “goblins” isn’t a kickass excuse. Sangoma in court for torching goblins’ house. A self-styled sangoma from Chief Nyajena area in Masvingo yesterday appeared in court for allegedly setting his uncle’s house on fire because it had goblins. Mike Musiiwa of Mutadzo Village pleaded guilty to arson before Masvingo…

Priest in Zimbabwe disappears in river, mermaids to blame

A drowning in Zimbabwe. Another allegation of mermaids. Prophet drowns during cleansing ceremony, family blame mermaids | News 24. A self-styled prophet on Wednesday drowned in a river during a cleansing ceremony in Epworth, giving residents quite a scare. The prophet, Simbarashe Kamupondera, 31, of Nyeredzi Nhatu apostolic sect, met his fate around midday as…

Police run screaming from ‘goblin’ in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s goblin problem continues. Bulawayo24 NEWS | Cops flee from station as family dumps goblin. A family from Bulawayo’s Nketa 7 suburb dumped its tenant’s “goblin” at the Tshabalala Police Station, sending cops fleeing in different directions. A family that claimed a lodger owned the goblin brought it to the station in a suitcase. The…

Zimbabwe official accused of witchcraft in political ploy

Political rivals are still accused of witchcraft in order to make them look disreputable. PSYCHOMOTOR MINISTER FUMES OVER WITCHCRAFT ALLEGATIONS NewsdzeZimbabwe Former Masvingo Governor and now Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education, Josiah Hungwe, is threatening to quit the Emmerson Mnangagwa faction after he was accused of practising witchcraft. Hungwe, who…

Suicide favored over demonic possession

A 21 year old Zimbabwe woman was told she was possessed by demons. She confronts her father about it, things go wrong, she takes poison and dies. Astounding tragedy. Woman kills self over demons. A WOMAN from Chipinge opted to end her life after she was told that she was possessed by demons that were…

Murder over witchcraft accusation in Zimbabwe

Vigilante action results in the murder of a man accused of witchcraft. allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Trio Kills 81-Year-Old Over ‘Witchcraft’. An 81-year-old Murehwa man was fatally assaulted by two fellow villagers on Saturday on allegations of practising witchcraft. Acting Mashonaland East Provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Norbert Muzondo confirmed the incident yesterday.He said police had arrested…

Satanists in Zimbabwe who can’t be deported blamed for “mysterious occurrences”

Zimbabwe revokes refugee status for Satanists. ZIMBABWE has revoked the refugee status of three foreign self-professed Satanists, but remains stuck with the trio as they cannot be deported due to the international refugee law. George Rene Longange and Ngezi Ngendo Bragston from Congo, and their Rwandese counterpart Busy Mana Thenetse were granted political asylum in…

Not a nice neighborhood in Zimbabwe

Goblins amok as usual in Zimbabwe or at least the extortionists are telling you that. In order to avoid them, the price is your livestock. Witch-hunters wreak havoc in Seke communal lands – The Standard. VILLAGERS in Mhundwa area in Seke communal lands have lost over 20 cattle in the past two weeks to a…

Unidentified objects fall on parts of Zimbabwe (UPDATE: Identified)

The headline is misleading. It’s not flying anymore. allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Ufos Rattle Villagers. VILLAGERS in parts of Mhondoro and Chikomba districts are living in fear following the recent falling of foreign objects in their area. Police said they were still to ascertain the origin and type of the objects.National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity…

Tricksy goblins steal underwear and cause fire

Your weekly goblin report from (where else?) Zimbabwe… You just can’t make this stuff up. I can’t help but wonder what the real story is. Bulawayo24 NEWS | Prophet sends goblins to steal woman’s g-strings. A Bulawayo woman is reportedly tormented by goblins which steal her g-string panties and whisper insults, accusing her of switching…

Elephant fights back, kills poacher

Sometime schadenfreude. Elephant ‘tramples to death suspected poacher’ – Telegraph. The bloodied remains of Solomon Manjoro were found by rangers after what was thought to be a botched poaching trip at the protected Charara safari area inside a national park. Zimbabwe’s Sunday Mail reported that the local man was charged by the elephant after he…

Sorcerer’s house explodes, kills 5

Blast at African sorcerer’s house kills 5 | News.com.au. Police officials said on Tuesday the blast killed five people. The sorcerer, often known in the West as a witchdoctor, and a man seeking to improve his failing finances, were among the dead, witnesses said. Army bomb disposal experts told neighbours they found no remnants of…