Cops flee from station as family dumps goblin
17 January 2014 | 81139 Views
A family from Bulawayo's Nketa 7 suburb dumped its tenant's "goblin" at the Tshabalala Police Station, sending cops fleeing in different directions.
The incident occurred at about 8 pm on Wednesday.
A family that claimed a lodger owned the goblin brought it to the station in a suitcase.
"We heard some screaming from the charge office and most officers who had knocked off rushed to see what was happening. At first everyone gathered around the suitcase, wanting to see what was inside," said a cop.
The officer said a traditional healer who had come with the family opened the suitcase and a weird looking creature jumped out of a bottle that was filled with blood.
"No one told anyone it was time to run. One minute, the charge office was full, the next, it was empty. I think some people went out through the windows because we could not all have fitted through the door. Fat cops and slim cops all ran for their lives screaming," said the cop.
Police officers gave differing versions about how the goblin looked. Some said it looked like am snake with the head of a dog and others said it was a dog with scales like a pangolin.
They all agreed that it smelt terribly.
The traditional healer is said to have overpowered the goblin and burnt it.
Contacted for comment, Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Bhekimpilo Ndlovu confirmed the incident.
"We are handling a case whereby a 34 year-old Emakhandeni man was brought to one of our police stations by members of the community following witchcraft suspicions. It is however, too early to conclude that it was indeed an act of witchcraft.
"However, the intelligence that we have gathered suggests that some criminal syndicate could be operating in a similar fashion in an attempt to trick people into parting ways with their money all in the name of cleansing their homes. We would like to urge people to be extra vigilant as we continue with our investigations," said Asst Insp Ndlovu.
goblin police Tshabalala
Most Read Stories
- Live updates on Amos Midzi death - with pictures | 30125 views
- Midzi was about to expose Marange diamond looters? | 21643 views
- Man catches wife pants down with her blood brother in kitchen | 18533 views
- Chiyangwa's mansion gutted by fire - Pictures | 18494 views
- 'Angry' Mugabe fires Jonathan Moyo? | 18151 views
- Malayitsha impregnates Kuda Mahachi's wife | 18048 views
Makusha Mugabe, Spokesman MDC-UK | 29 June 2015 | 1736 Views
independent | 29 June 2015 | 3332 Views
Staff reporter | 29 June 2015 | 4462 Views
Citizen Journalist | 29 June 2015 | 1629 Views
APO | 29 June 2015 | 2227 Views
Staff Reporter | 29 June 2015 | 2988 Views
Staff reporter | 29 June 2015 | 3452 Views
Staff reporter | 29 June 2015 | 4389 Views
Thobekile Zhou | 29 June 2015 | 1807 Views
Dingilizwe Ntuli | 29 June 2015 | 2603 Views
Staff Reporter | 29 June 2015 | 2857 Views
Suitable Kajau | 29 June 2015 | 4050 Views
Staff reporter | 29 June 2015 | 3860 Views
Thobekile Zhou | 29 June 2015 | 2544 Views
Staff Reporter | 29 June 2015 | 7460 Views
Ndou Paul | 29 June 2015 | 5016 Views
Edmund Kudzayi | 29 June 2015 | 2843 Views
Munyaradzi Musiiwa | 29 June 2015 | 2885 Views
Thobekile Zhou | 29 June 2015 | 2406 Views
Thobekile Zhou | 29 June 2015 | 1441 Views
Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo | 29 June 2015 | 2167 Views
Staff Reporter | 29 June 2015 | 6244 Views
Staff reporter | 29 June 2015 | 3372 Views
Concerned Citizen | 29 June 2015 | 5569 Views
Majast | 29 June 2015 | 4615 Views
Staff reporter | 29 June 2015 | 2621 Views
Staff reporter | 29 June 2015 | 3793 Views
Staff reporter | 29 June 2015 | 4195 Views
Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 29 June 2015 | 3871 Views
Staff reporter | 29 June 2015 | 4772 Views
Mbongeni Msimanga | 28 June 2015 | 4600 Views
Staff reporter | 26 June 2015 | 7447 Views
Themba Nkabinde | 26 June 2015 | 6217 Views
youtube | 26 June 2015 | 6242 Views
youtube | 26 June 2015 | 4475 Views
Staff reporter | 26 June 2015 | 3873 Views
Sophia Chese | 26 June 2015 | 5511 Views
Staff reporter | 25 June 2015 | 5699 Views