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Witchcraft allegations over stolen panties

27 April 2015 | 948 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 | 3892 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 | 4491 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 | 4219 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 | 2116 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 | 2499 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 | 3678 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 | 2238 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 | 1664 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 | 7370 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 | 4321 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 | 4480 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 | 1993 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 | 4674 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 | 5093 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 | 2869 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 | 2568 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 | 2547 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 | 2493 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 | 6819 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 | 6662 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 | 9321 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 | 2840 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 | 4216 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 | 2538 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 | 8399 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 | 1803 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 | 2733 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 | 2729 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 | 2460 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 | 5986 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 | 2230 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 | 2661 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 | 2633 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 | 2270 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 | 1916 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 | 2566 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 | 2192 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 | 6384 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 | 2963 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 | 2262 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 | 5559 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 | 4720 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 | 4216 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 | 3353 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 | 3696 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 | 3942 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 | 4787 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 | 7175 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 | 3438 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

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