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2 witches found undressed in winnowing baskets at church shrine

17 January 2015 | 4665 Views
IN a suspected foiled witchcraft expedition, which sounds like a movie, two self-confessed witches were on New Year's day allegedly found undressed in winnowing baskets at an apostolic sect shrine in ...
by Gibson Mhaka

Teachers are sad victims of witchcraft, live at the mercy of goblins

17 January 2015 | 2306 Views
Teachers are not only victims of economic woes bedevilling the country but they are also sad victims of spiralling witchcraft and goblins that storm our communities from the world of darkness to unlea...
by Nelson Masukume

Hare with earrings and necklace found in a clay pot in Gokwe

11 January 2015 | 1839 Views
A FAMILY in Gokwe ran for dear life after discovering a dead hare with ear-rings and a necklace in a clay pot at the entrance to their kraal.The incident which happened on Tuesday last week, w...
by Lungile Tshuma

Family buries relative alive, exhumes body after two days

11 January 2015 | 2050 Views
IN an incident that has left villagers' tongues wagging, a Chiwundura family allegedly buried its relative alive before exhuming his body two days later. The incident occurred on Monday when t...
by Munyaradzi Musiiwa

Grave dug up, bones scattered

10 January 2015 | 1871 Views
A FAMILY in Lushonkwe Village under Chief Mathe in Gwanda was shocked when they woke up to find one of their relatives' graves dug up and her bones scattered all over the place.Thembelihle Ncube, who ...
by Pamela Shumba

Witchcraft fears as 30 pythons are found on a grave

07 January 2015 | 6221 Views
ZIMHOFU villagers under Chief Ndanga area in Zaka are in shock after more than 30 pythons were found on top of a grave on Sunday morning. The villagers, most of whom are superstitious, explai...
by Walter Mswazie/Loveness Bepete

90-year-old 'witch' caught after failing to eat baby

21 December 2014 | 6206 Views
STORIES of witches allegedly feasting on human flesh have always been dismissed as fairytale, but Muwandiri villagers in Chivi, Masvingo, believe they have a real story to tell after a woman fro...
by Nhlalwenhle Ncube

Ex-Zimbabwean deputy Premier in witchcraft storm

26 November 2014 | 9020 Views
POLICE details had to intervene Tuesday as former deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara was publicly barracked by the widow of the late Chief Mutambara over allegations of witchcraft.Chief Jo...
by Staff Reporter

Shock as 'witch' axes dog and drinks its blood

12 November 2014 | 2649 Views
PLUMTREE - IN a bizarre incident, a traditional healer Valani Nkomazana from Bulilima district allegedly axed his neighbour's dog and drank its blood as part  of a ritual to appease his ances...
by Court Reporter

Twelve witches fingered at village court

08 November 2014 | 4051 Views
THERE is an old adage that says: "Suspicion is a heavy armour and with its weight it impedes more than it protects." This explains the heavy weight recently lifted off the villagers in Mambondiani in ...
by Staff Reporter

Granny axed to death over witchcraft

03 November 2014 | 2391 Views
A 65-YEAR-OLD grandmother from Mayfair in Fort Rixon was last Friday struck with an axe on the forehead and all over the body and killed allegedly by her husband and niece who reportedly accused her o...
by Staff reporter

'Witch' caught in possession of dead bodies

02 November 2014 | 8158 Views
In a bizarre incident, a Gwanda man has been reportedly found in possession of dried human flesh which he intended to export to neighboring South Africa for ritual purposes.The man who was...
by Staff reporter

Siblings up for murder, strangle granny over witchcraft

31 October 2014 | 1617 Views
 A PLUMTREE man and his sister allegedly murdered their grandmother accusing her of witchcraft, before reporting the matter to police as sudden death, the Chronicle reports.Jubilant N...
by Court reporter

Man axes uncle, hangs himself

23 October 2014 | 2535 Views
BINGA - A man from Bunsiwa Village, Siachilaba gruesomely murdered his uncle and later hanged himself on Tuesday following a long standing battle over witchcraft which had spilt to both traditional an...
by Staff reporter

Man kills 72-year-old aunt over witchcraft

17 October 2014 | 2604 Views
A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing his 72 year old aunt over witchcraft. Phillip Chiurunge from Shumbayaonda School had pleaded guilty to the charge of murd...
by Staff Reporter

Man fatally axes neighbour over witchcraft

13 October 2014 | 2198 Views
A Hurungwe man fatally struck his neighbour with an axe on suspicion that he was bewitching him and his family, a daily reported today.  The incident occurred on Wednesday in an are...
by Court reporter

Girl, 15, in spine-chilling witchcraft confessions

10 October 2014 | 5759 Views
IN a macabre real life drama, a 15-year-old Mutare girl stunned people who attended Acting Chief Zimunya's court recently with her spine-chilling confessions to witchcraft.The teenage witch (n...
by Staff reporter

Man kills 'witch' aunt with a log

06 October 2014 | 2169 Views
A MASVINGO man bludgeoned his 72-year-old aunt to death with a log after an inyanga had told him that she was a witch. Phillip Chiurunge, 40, of Shumbayaonda under Chief Mapanzure, assaulted N...
by Walter Mswazie

Man kills father for 'conniving' with mum to bewitch him

23 September 2014 | 2534 Views
IN a spine-chilling incident, which left villagers in Bhilingoma area under Chief Gampo in Plumtree shocked, a 41-year-old man allegedly struck his 74-year-old father to death with an axe accusing hi...
by Staff reporter

Couple secretly buries baby in a riverbank

14 September 2014 | 2496 Views
A 31-YEAR-OLD woman and her 25-year-old lover buried the body of their stillborn baby in a riverbank, in a bid to protect themselves from being bewitched by their neighbours.Simorden Sibanda a...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Witch-hunters wreak havoc

08 September 2014 | 2142 Views
WITCH-HUNTERS have reportedly invaded Chirumanzu district causing a lot of havoc among villagers.The witch-hunters, commonly called tsikamutandas, claim to have powers to kill goblins, cleans...
by Staff reporter

Witchcraft torments family

06 September 2014 | 1808 Views
IN the real world, we often live by a saying that "seeing is believing", but in the supernatural world the opposite is true.While disputes of witchcraft and juju have always been open to diffe...
by Ngoni Dapira

Witch-hunters descend on Zimbabwean growth point

31 August 2014 | 2424 Views
Josphat Mupoko (not real name) from Chinyuni area in Chirumanzu in the Midlands province saved up US$800 to buy two heifers before retiring from the civil service three years ago.Despite t...
by Stephen Chadenga

Man kills aunt over withcraft

28 August 2014 | 2048 Views
A MBERENGWA woman was fatally struck on the head with a log by her nephew, who accused her of witchcraft.According to the police, Molly Gumbo (63) of Rengwe kraal under Chief Maziofa was batt...
by Staff reporter

Teenage girl changes into crocodile like creature

25 August 2014 | 6075 Views
A teenage girl from Insuza area in uMguza, Matabeleland North has become a subject of discussion in her community after reports that she is always changing to a crocodile-like creature. B-...
by Staff reporter

Family demands $10,000 as witchcraft compensation

25 August 2014 | 2805 Views
A family from Pelandaba suburb in Bulawayo allegedly demanded $10,000 from their landlady as compensation after accusing her of bewitching their ailing daughter. Jabulani Ndlovu, 37, Similo Nd...
by Mpumelelo Nyoni

Man assaults uncle over witchcraft

13 August 2014 | 2140 Views
A MAN from Chenga village in Binga, who seriously assaulted his uncle with a stick accusing him of witchcraft, was slapped with an effective four-month jail term on Friday.Shupani Muleya (23)...
by Staff reporter

Witches & wizards issue warning to Boko Haram leader

19 July 2014 | 5414 Views
Witches and wizards in Nigeria have recently held an emergency meeting at Afuze, Edo State because they are worried about the socio-economic challenges facing the country.Making this revelatio...
by Staff reporter

'Calf born with dog ears' relatives allege witchcraft

30 June 2014 | 4470 Views
22-year-old Gugulethu Ndlovu from Bulilima, Plumtree, Zimbabwe, was shot dead and her grandmother, Thokozile Sola, 60 wounded by a mysterious gunman.The mystery shooter also torched their home...
by Staff reporter

'Witch' cornered

28 June 2014 | 4091 Views
CONTROVERSY and a Zimunya man are inseparable. Last year in September he was in the news for siring a child with his daughter. Last Sunday he was back at acting Chief Zimunya's court with rela...
by Ngoni Dapira

Woman accuses brother of being a wizard

21 June 2014 | 3093 Views
A WOMAN from Bulawayo's Nguboyenja suburb has accused her brother of being a wizard after he allegedly killed her two children following a family dispute.Patricia Sibanda, 48, appeared in cour...
by Staff reporter

Soldier jailed over witchcraft murder

09 June 2014 | 3462 Views
A BULAWAYO-based soldier, who fatally assaulted his uncle over witchcraft allegations, has been jailed 15 years by the High Court.Washington Majuru of Imbizo Barracks attacked his father's br...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

Man 'ask wife to use womb for money making rituals'

03 June 2014 | 3810 Views
Electrician, Ademola Adelanwa, has asked an Idi-Ose Ibadan customary court in Nigeria to dissolve his  11-year-old marriage to his wife, Opeyemi, over her alleged nagging nature  and tr...
by Staff reporter

Female musician accused of bewitching hubby's pregnant small house

25 May 2014 | 4318 Views
Songbird Diana Samkange is at odds with her lover's girlfriend who accused the diva of bewitching her in a battle to win the man at the centre of the love wrangle, Calvin Nyazema.Diana, of Hou...
by Staff Reporter

Unclothed elderly woman caught at neighbour's home in the middle of the night - Video

13 May 2014 | 6685 Views
A Swazi woman was lucky to survive a mob attack after she was allegedly found loitering at a neighbour's homestead with no clothes on in the middle of the night.According to a video posted o...
by Staff Reporter

Witches steal woman's newborn baby

10 May 2014 | 3236 Views
The second wife of a Murehwa businessman has claimed that she gave birth after a full pregnancy but the baby vanished.Winnett Guvheya (46), suspects witches snatched her newborn. When labour p...
by Staff reporter

Woman threatens to use witchcraft in court

03 May 2014 | 3655 Views
A BULAWAYO woman stunned a packed courtroom when she threatened to bewitch a Chronicle news crew for photographing her 21-year-old daughter who was facing charges of stealing $2,363.The woman ...
by Staff Reporter

Drama as woman runs out of 'witchcraft powers'

28 April 2014 | 4567 Views
A suspected witch from Pelandaba caused a stir in Mpopoma suburb, Bulawayo, after she ran out of her "witchcraft powers" and found herself at a stranger's house.Ellen Khayiya Mpofu, 52, was p...
by Pamela Shumba

Woman attacks mother-in-law with an axe over 'witchcraft'

15 April 2014 | 4180 Views
In an incident that left the court gallery shell shocked, an elderly Eskbank farm woman ran amok after attacking her mother- in- law with an axe after accusing her of witchcraft, a court heard on Mond...
by Staff reporter

Man lets hyena eat his penis to get rich

02 April 2014 | 6999 Views
A Malawi man lost his manhood and three toes to a hyena that attacked him as he carried out a witchdoctor’s instructions in a bush in Zambia.Chamangeni Zulu is reportedly admitted to Ch...
by Staff Reporter

Uncle killed over witchcraft

27 March 2014 | 3057 Views
A 29-YEAR-OLD Chivi man allegedly fatally struck his uncle with an axe and left his wife for dead following a dispute over witchcraft, police said. Masvingo police spokesperson Inspector Chari...
by Walter Mswazie

Accused 'witch' commits suicide

14 March 2014 | 3318 Views
BEING labelled a "witch" by her only son forced a Chipinge woman (57) to cut her life short on Sunday. The incident happened at Magezi homestead, Village 3 in Chief Musikavanhu's area of Chipinge....
by Brenda Saburi

Man fined for calling mother witch

07 March 2014 | 1847 Views
A 27-YEAR-OLD Victoria Falls man was fined $100 for accusing his blind mother of bewitching him and killing his late brother.Richard Mpofu of Chinotimba high-density suburb was convicted on ...
by Staff reporter

Wife's snake chases hubby around the bedroom

03 March 2014 | 8003 Views
An emotionally charged man has accused  his wife of witchcraft, narrating how her snakes chase him around their bedroom.Denford Mabvirakare on Friday told Harare Civil Court magistrat...
by Staff reporter

Witchcraft fear grips New Lobengula

19 February 2014 | 4907 Views
RESIDENTS of Bulawayo's New Lobengula suburb are now living in fear after a family last week woke up to find snakes and some paraphernalia assorted with witchcraft at its gate. Miriam Ndlovu w...
by Staff reporter

Witchcraft scare, woman to take the serpents to Beitbridge for rituals

17 February 2014 | 6686 Views
Miriam Ndlovu, the owner of the Lobengula house where two huge snakes were found on Friday, in what is suspected to be an act of witchcraft, says she wants to take the serpents to Beitbridge, he...
by Makhosi Sibanda

Witchcraft scare, dead snakes found at the gate - Pictures

15 February 2014 | 14761 Views
In a case of suspected witchcraft in New Lobengula, these snakes were found in the morning at someone's gate. They caused a stir, as people rushed to take a look at the slithering creatures....
by Staff reporter

18 convicted for destroying 'witch's' homestead

05 February 2014 | 2677 Views
Some 18 people from village 8 Guluji Gonarezhou resettlement Chiredzi have appeared before Chiredzi Magistrate Tayengwa Chibanda for malicious damage of property. The 18, Boyzen Mundau 40, Mos...
by Staff reporter

Woman accuses mistress of bewitching husband's manhood

31 January 2014 | 5729 Views
A 29-year-old woman from Tembisa, SA believes that her husband was bewitched by his mistress.She said that last October she came home and found another woman doing laundry in her house....
by Staff reporter

Telecel, ZimSwitch in mobile money service partnership

29 January 2014 | 2784 Views
ZIMBABWE banking institutions currently on the ZimSwitch platform have partnered Zimbabwe's second largest mobile phone operator, Telecel, in launching a mobile money service as Zimbabwe pushes for m...
by Business reporter

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