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Witch-hunters descend on Zimbabwean growth point

31 August 2014 | 1521 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 | 1582 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 | 5116 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 | 2095 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 | 1763 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 | 4876 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 | 4040 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 | 3803 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 | 2709 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 | 3005 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 | 3497 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 | 3666 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 | 6023 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 | 2752 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 | 3198 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 | 4041 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 | 3777 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 | 6445 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 | 2726 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 | 3012 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 | 1562 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 | 7711 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 | 4567 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 | 6200 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 | 13462 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 | 2304 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 | 5346 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 | 2323 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 | 4879 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 | 2665 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 | 4356 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 | 3121 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 | 3314 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 | 2236 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

'Witches' in court showdown

26 November 2013 | 3806 Views
THIS was the shocking moment when two elderly women went toe-to-toe in a chief's court after trading accusations over witchcraft.Ms Maggie Moyo was hauled before Chief Mkoba's traditional co...
by Staff reporter

Family exhumes corpse over witchcraft

25 November 2013 | 2432 Views
A FAMILY from Tsholotsho exhumed the body of their late daughter in Mbembesi after consultations with traditionalists indicated that she had been bewitched.Busisiwe Ntshali (nee Moyo) was rebu...
by Staff reporter

Woman labelled a 'witch' during a church service, bashed

20 November 2013 | 3103 Views
A WOMAN labelled a "witch" during a church service suffered horrific head injuries after being attacked by a fellow congregant who accused her of bewitching his wife.Mrs Marry Nyoni (45) also ...
by Staff reporter

Brothers caged for assaulting sister over witchcraft allegations

19 November 2013 | 1961 Views
Two Chitungwiza brothers who seriously assaulted their well-to-do sister accusing her of being a witch and behind their suffering were last week each jailed for eight months in prison.Paurosi...
by Court Reporter

Man kills granny over witchcraft

31 October 2013 | 2445 Views
A MENTALLY–CHALLENGED Bindura convict Lawrence Musanjiko last week escaped the hangman's noose after Harare High Court judge Justice Joseph Musakwa retained a special verdict on him ...
by Court reporter

Thokozane Khuphe's hair used to fertilise cotton field

26 October 2013 | 3381 Views
A Gokwe woman reportedly went to bed with all her body parts intact including hair, but woke up the following day with a chiskop (bald head), B-Metro has reported.The married mother of thr...
by Staff reporter

Harare 'witches' back to their hooking business

10 October 2013 | 4760 Views
The two women who were caught undressed claiming to be witches at a house in Budiriro, Harare and were arrested were back to their prostitution profession in Chihota communal lands.Elmet Mbe...
by Staff reporter

Harare prophet disowns 'witches'

09 October 2013 | 2949 Views
A PROPHET accused of conniving with two suspected witches who were found undressed at his house in Budiriro, Harare, has dissociated himself from the women, saying he never hired the pair as a publici...
by Staff reporter

Harare 'witches' released on $200 bail each

07 October 2013 | 2102 Views
The two women who were caught undressed at a house in Budiriro suburb recently have been released from custody after paying $200 bail each.The infamous two women were released on bail by Mbar...
by Staff reporter

Woman dragged to court for rearing owls

07 October 2013 | 3668 Views
A Harare woman has dragged her neighbour to court for allegedly claiming that she has been rearing owls within her poultry project.Winnie Simbi told the court she could no longer stand her nei...
by Staff reporter

Harare 'witches' case deferred

04 October 2013 | 2165 Views
The High Court has deferred to Tuesday the 8th of October the fresh bail application for the two women who were caught with items linked to witchcraft in Harare's Budiriro high density.The wom...
by Staff reporter

'Harare witches' claim to be 'actors' and not 'witches'

03 October 2013 | 3765 Views
The two suspected "witches" who were arrested in Budiriro last month and charged with practising witchcraft, have threatened to file defamatory damages against anyone who continued to label them witc...
by Staff reporter

Traditional chiefs ban witch-hunters

01 October 2013 | 2406 Views
TWELVE traditional leaders from Chikomba district in Mashonaland East have banned the operations of witch hunters popularly known as tsikamutanda in their area.The move came after a number of ...
by Staff reporter

Harare 'witches' admit they were hired actresses

27 September 2013 | 4163 Views
The two women accused of engaging in practices associated with witchcraft yesterday revealed their true identity as Elmet Mbewe and Christine Nyamupandu from Landas Business Centre in Chihota when th...
by Staff reporter

Harare 'witches' bail appeal dismissed

26 September 2013 | 2798 Views
The High Court has thrown out the bail appeal for the two suspected 'witches' who caused a stir in Harare's Budiriro suburb early this month.High Court judge Justice Joseph Musakwa said he cou...
by Staff reporter

Harare 'witches' prophet charged

26 September 2013 | 5034 Views
THE "prophet" at whose house the two suspected witches were found undressed before being arrested two weeks ago, has been charged with "engaging in a practice associated with witchcraft", a charge ...
by Staff reporter

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