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Family accused of witchcraft

11 February 2016 | 2223 Views
ANGRY villagers chased away four families this week, threatening them with death after accusing them of witchcraft. They shrugged off a traditional leader’s ruling, attacked cops and burned ...
by Staff Reporter

Man feigns witchcraft after being caught with no clothes on in fellow tenant room

05 February 2016 | 2294 Views
A Makokoba man who  sneaked into a female tenant's blankets while he was undressed attempted to scare off the woman by shouting that he was a 'wizard' when he was caught.The self-confesse...
by Staff Reporter

'Witch doctors' loot homesteads

31 January 2016 | 1499 Views
A FAMILY in Siboza village, more than 100 kilometres outside Gwanda town will rue the day they decided to hire tsikamutandas (witch doctors) to rid evil spirits at their homestead after the self-procl...
by Vusumuzi Dube

Man calls wife 'a witch'

25 January 2016 | 1256 Views
A man gave his wife a thorough hiding for allegedly practising witchcraft and possessing goblins, a Harare Civil Court has heard.Fiona Murisa yesterday told magistrate Mrs Marehwanazvo Gofa th...
by Ivan Zhakata

Drama as female congregant strips in church, demands to exhume human skulls

15 January 2016 | 3604 Views
A self-confessed 'witch' from Old Pumula stripped during a church service before bolting, outpacing everyone.Busi Ntini had attended an Apostolic Church service when she fell into a trance. ...
by Staff Reporter

Man axes 'bewitching' dad to death over goblins

23 December 2015 | 2535 Views
A 50 year old Mt Hampden man - Michael Mapuranga allegedly axed his father to death accusing him of bewitching him and possessing goblins.Mapuranga is said to have disappeared from his homeste...
by Staff Reporter

Family embroiled in witchcraft browl

12 December 2015 | 1639 Views
A TROUBLED Marange man who could not fathom witchcraft allegations laid against him by his cousins, has sought the court’s reprimand against the duo.The court heard that Eliah Chitsiku’s c...
by Staff Reporter

Witchcraft row ends in tragedy

09 December 2015 | 1645 Views
Five Seke brothers allegedly teamed up to murder their uncle by setting him ablaze and attacking him with a knobkerrie, as they accused him of possessing goblins, the court heard.One of the br...
by Lovemore Meya

Witchcraft row, man torches dad's goat pen

04 December 2015 | 1656 Views
A knife-wielding injiva from Binga went berserk and attempted to stab his father whom he accused of bewitching him before torching a goat pen and a bedroom hut, a court heard yesterday.Eight g...
by Leonard Ncube

Witch from 'Britain' left stranded undressed in Bulawayo

31 October 2015 | 3954 Views
A female 'witch' was left stranded in her birthday suit at 3 am by her two imaginary friends at a house in Thorngrove suburb following a misunderstanding in the middle of their mission.Apparen...
by Staff Reporter

11 witches drop undressed collegue from the sky in Harare

30 October 2015 | 4920 Views
An undressed woman suspected to be a witch fell from a winnowing basket in the sky  and landed at Whitecliff Township in Harare in the wee hours of the morning.Eye-witnessed said the 'wit...
by Staff Reporter

Man tries to kill father in witchcraft row

26 October 2015 | 1234 Views
A BULILIMA man has been jailed three years for trying to kill his father after torching a hut in which he was sleeping following accusations of witchcraft.Lameck Muda, 66, begged the court to ...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Drama as undressed man flies on a hose-pipe

15 October 2015 | 5374 Views
A  Hope Fountain man was found with no clothes on inside a house in How Mine claiming he was sent to carry out unspecified work.The man only identified as Bongani, said he was sent by one...
by Staff Reporter

Highlanders on witch hunt

05 September 2015 | 3428 Views
HIGHLANDERS have embarked on a witch hunt to flush out individuals the club blames for leaking vital confidential information to the media. Chronicle on Saturday reported that the hunt for...
by Sikhumbuzo Moyo

Witchcraft charm found in court

03 September 2015 | 2636 Views
A 42 year old man stunned the court when he brought out the evidence he gathered to prove that his neighbour is a witch.He produced a bottle containing a brownish concoction and said he found ...
by Stephen Jakes

Bandiza ngesikhova ogogo beNkayi

01 August 2015 | 2623 Views
KULEZALUKAZI zeGuwe eNkayi okucatshangelwa ukuba bezigqokisa isikhova isigqoko somntwana andubana zindize ngaso ebusuku zisiyakhunkula, uMthunywa ukuzwile lokhu.Kuzwakale ukuba isikhova lesi e...
by Ethel Ncube

Thokozani Khupe in witchcraft storm

23 July 2015 | 8147 Views
MDC-T Bulawayo province has been rocked by witchcraft allegations as a faction led by deputy president Thokozani Khupe  is  accused of bewitching Nkulumane legislator Thamsanqa Mahlangu....
by Staff reporter

Granny (100) assaulted over witchcraft

22 July 2015 | 4435 Views
A Harare man stands accused of assaulting his 100-year-old grandmother and his mother claiming they are bewitching him so that he does not get married.In her application filed at the Harare ...
by Prosper Dembedza

Mob beheads woman over 'witchcraft'

21 July 2015 | 5229 Views
New Delhi - An elderly Indian woman was tortured and beheaded by a mob of villagers who accused her of practising witchcraft, police said Tuesday.Poni Orang, 63, was attacked in the north-eas...
by dpa

Brothers stone 'witching' dad to death

14 July 2015 | 3114 Views
TWO brothers from Mwenezi stoned their father to death following a dispute over witchcraft allegations. Muchanyara, 33, and Moses Chikwerengwe, 30, of Manhondo Village in Chief Chitanga ar...
by Staff reporter

'My three daughters are witches,' Father declares

19 June 2015 | 6184 Views
A man is furious with his elder brother's wife whom he is accusing of having recruited his three daughters to become agents of the underworld.Wendy Makunike - the sister-in-law made a prot...
by Staff Reporter

Teenage witch caught

30 May 2015 | 4415 Views
A CREEPY looking suspected teenage witch was on Tuesday morning caught in action in the sprawling high-density suburb of Dangamvura allegedly trying to remove an 18-year-old's uterus in a suspected ca...
by Staff reporter

SA-based man instructs wife to kill 'witch' mother

27 May 2015 | 4517 Views
A MAN from Bulilima district allegedly connived with his wife and their maid to murder his 97-year-old mother after a South African sangoma told him that the old woman was bewitching him.Nicho...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Witchcraft scare at High School, 80 pupils sent back home

22 May 2015 | 5461 Views
About 80 pupils at Mbuyazwe High School in Umguza have been sent home after scores of them suffered from hysteria in a suspected witchcraft act.Some pupils claimed to have been attacked by a b...
by Staff Reporter

Old lady caught with no clothes on in public

15 May 2015 | 4771 Views
THERE was drama in Gweru on Wednesday when a suspected 70-year-old female 'witch' was caught with no clothes on near Gafa Stadium in Mtapa.The granny was whisked to Mtapa police station....
by Staff Reporter

Witchcraft storm rocks clan

09 May 2015 | 4237 Views
A MARANGE headman is in the eye of a witchcraft storm after nine members of the extended family fingered him as the one behind mysterious happenings and deaths in their family.Lazarus Macheke ...
by Tendai Gukutikwa

Man's privates disappear after wedding, claims ex-lover bewitched him

09 May 2015 | 6281 Views
A Hwange couple is in a nightmare as the man of the house - Oswell Gangata's private parts apparently mysterious vanish every time they plan to be intimate.The pair claims the key parts vanish...
by Staff Reporter

Evil creature pokes mum and daughter

05 May 2015 | 5751 Views
IN THE beginning the creature only attacked the younger woman.But the randy creature wasn't satisfied with just one victim.Now both women are terrified of going to their own beds at ni...
by Daily Sun

Teenager beats up dad, accuses him of witchcraft

03 May 2015 | 3225 Views
A TEENAGER from Greenhill in Bulawayo was arrested after he assaulted his father, accusing him of being a wizard.Tanaka Hindoga Ndlovu (19), a student at the Institute of People Management of ...
by Mncedisi Buhali

Witchcraft allegations over stolen panties

27 April 2015 | 3255 Views
A BULAWAYO woman's hand allegedly swelled up after her husband's lover who is a vendor  "bewitched" her for stealing her panties, a court heard last week.Nyengeterai Mashungu a money chan...
by Staff Reporter

Family in witchcraft storm

18 April 2015 | 4241 Views
BEING fingered by his 11 sons as the culprit behind all misfortunes befalling the family left a Mutare man with no option but to approach the courts for protection.All this came to light after...
by Tendai Gukutikwa

Zimbabwe's witchcraft capital

12 April 2015 | 5563 Views
Gokwe, the cotton-producing district in Midlands province, has become synonymous with witchcraft and the occult. Basing on the number of reported cases, Gokwe could easily compete with the lightning-m...
by Tendai Chara

Witchcraft scare, 'manager changes to hyena'

03 April 2015 | 4806 Views
Please note that Bulawayo24 does not edit WhatsApp updates. We publish them as sent by our readers and we do not disclose the sende...
by Concerned Citizen

'Sex workers' beat up, evict 'witch' granny

29 March 2015 | 2570 Views
TWO suspected sex workers recently labelled their grandmother a witch, beat her up and later evicted her from her own house in Mpopoma, forcing the octogenarian to seek refuge from neighbours. ...
by Dumani Moyo

Black bird flies away with toddler

29 March 2015 | 2853 Views
THE family of a baby who was picked by a relatively small bird which flew away with him for about 400 metres has hired a witch-hunter (tsikamutanda) to perform a cleansing ceremony at the homestead an...
by Staff reporter

Siblings in witchcraft storm

07 March 2015 | 264 Views
HAVING endured incessant assaults, insults and witchcraft allegations from his extended family forced a Mutare senior citizen to approach the court praying for protection.Patson Tawana Chakwan...
by Tendai Gukutikwa

Prophet left needle in 'witch's' spinal cord

04 March 2015 | 2579 Views
The story of Jabulani Nyoni (20), a tsikamutanda-cum-self-proclaimed prophet took a new twist with reports that it was likely to suck in six village heads from Matesti and Lubangwe who allegedly took ...
by Fairness Moyana

'Mugabe contravened the Witchcraft Suppression Act'

04 March 2015 | 1998 Views
LEGAL experts say the believe that President Robert Mugabe should be punished for contraventions of law because citizens were all equal before the law at least on paper, the president included....
by Staff reporter

Mayhem as witchcraft bird flies off with baby

03 March 2015 | 7926 Views
IN a bizarre incident a strange black bird reportedly snatched a one and half year old boy from his parents' bedroom in Gokwe and flew away with him.The bird only dropped the child after flyin...
by Staff reporter

Man dies after fight with 'invisible baboon'

28 February 2015 | 4796 Views
A BULILIMA man died mysteriously after he was attacked by a baboon which only he could see.Langanani Tshuma, 20, of Masendu area died on Wednesday evening while his family watched helplessly a...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

I believe in witchcraft

23 February 2015 | 4660 Views
"SIR," I shouted at the sports master, "you obviously don't know me well I may be only 10 but in everything I do, I am as good as Samson of True Africa magazine. I am as brave as a lion, strong as an ...
by Mzana Mthimkhulu

Spirit medium accuses its neighbour of possessing a black mamba

14 February 2015 | 2121 Views
A SPIRIT medium which is manifesting through a 22-year-old Nyazura woman has torched a storm, accusing its neighbour of possessing a black mamba that he uses to secretly plunder crops and animals from...
by Samuel Kadungure

Woman bewitches' ex-hubby

12 February 2015 | 4789 Views
A Bulawayo man is accusing his estranged wife of taking his underwear to a traditional healer to "bewitch" him so that he could become impotent and allegedly fail to sustain an er*ction whenever he wa...
by Gibson Mhaka

2 witches found undressed in winnowing baskets at church shrine

17 January 2015 | 235 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 | 3018 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 | 2726 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 | 2775 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 | 2728 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 | 7059 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 | 6376 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

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