A snake that causes drought (Umgobho) exposed
The villagers claimed even the owner of the snake was exposed by the traditional healers. They said they were told by the Nyangas that there was a snake which caused drought in the area and when the serpent was exposed they discovered it had two colours.
Sithembile Mpofu said the Nyangas exposed the snake and even told the villager who owns it.
"the snake was fierce and it used to be seen during the rain season. We could see it when looking for mushrooms in the bush and never knew it was causing rain shortage," said the woman. "It could change colours and could be stationed in pone position without shaking and people were afraid to kill it."
The villagers said the village head
later called villagers together indicating that they should look for
the witch doctors to solve the rain shortage problem and they were
called from Binga.
They said the Nyangas ordered the villagers to collect all their
traditional charms from the homes but the owner of the snake said he can
not manage to carry all of his muti.
The villagers said the snake was caught and burnt but during the process it jumped and blasted like a gun before it died.