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

21 December 2014 | 1741 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 | 8717 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 | 2511 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 | 3929 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 | 2287 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 | 7943 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 | 1526 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 | 2420 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 | 2534 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 | 2123 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 | 5653 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 | 2111 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 | 2473 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 | 2411 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 | 2097 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 | 1757 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 | 2345 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 | 1981 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 | 5945 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 | 2727 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 | 2091 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 | 5356 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 | 4400 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 | 4035 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 | 3037 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 | 3377 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 | 3762 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 | 4187 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 | 6480 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 | 3097 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 | 3584 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 | 4459 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 | 4121 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 | 6853 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 | 3010 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 | 3255 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 | 1767 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 | 7973 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 | 4837 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 | 6576 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 | 14403 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 | 2600 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 | 5627 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 | 2709 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

Witchcraft scare as strange creatures drop from ceiling

11 January 2014 | 5455 Views
RESIDENTS of Mutare's Dangamvura high-density suburb were last Thursday left shell-shocked after a pack of "mysterious mongooses" were exposed after dropping from a ceiling at a house in the Area 14 s...
by Staff Reporter

Seven family members in court after bashing relative over witchcraft

06 January 2014 | 2961 Views
SEVEN family members who beat up their relative whom they accused of practising witchcraft have appeared in court facing assault charges.The seven from Matipedza village under Chief Marange, S...
by Staff Reporter

Self-proclaimed witch-hunter causes a stir

05 January 2014 | 4619 Views
A self-proclaimed witch-hunter, Morius Mbofana, popularly known as Sekuru Maguranyanga has been causing stir in Chichera farm near Old Marlborough suburb claiming to be unearthing tools used for ...
by Staff Reporter

Steward Bank's ZimSwitch application hits a snag

19 December 2013 | 3314 Views
THE ugly fight between banks and Econet Zimbabwe, the country's largest telecoms company, has sucked in its subsidiary Steward Bank, amid revelations other banks have refused the bank entry onto the p...
by Staff reporter

Shebeen queen drags son to court over witchcraft, prostitution allegation

17 December 2013 | 3637 Views
A shebeen queen yesterday told a Harare magistrate that her son accuses her of witchcraft and prostitution.Angela Rukovo hauled her son Munyaradzi before the Harare Civil Court seeking a peace...
by Staff reporter

81-year-old killed over 'witchcraft'

17 December 2013 | 2556 Views
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 I...
by Staff reporter

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