By A Correspondent- In a bizarre incident that shocked Zaka District, two women who are alleged to be witches reported a colleague to a traditional leader’s court because the colleague is refusing to have her child sacrificed for the group’s supply of human flesh.
The women (names supplied) claimed that they each killed their children and ate the human flesh together with the colleague.
The two complained that the accused was now refusing to have her child killed although it was her turn to supply human flesh to the group.
Chief Clemence Nhema confirmed the case. He said everyone in the district is shocked by this turn of events.
The matter came to light when the witches claimed that they ate the human flesh of a popular tout at Jerera Growth Point who died a week ago—the tout is said to be the son of one of the witches.
The women are from Musavengana Village under Chief Nhema in Zaka.
Chief Mpakwa said they will on Saturday appear before a traditional court.
The complainants have formalised their case with the Village head, Benias Musavengana and the trial will be there this Saturday.
“This is not a rumour, the matter has been brought before Musavengana in whose village the three reside. I have received a letter confirming the matter and they will appear on Saturday, ” said Chief Nhema.
When contacted for comment, Headman Musavengana said he was still in shock since he never thought people of that calibre were in his village.
“It shocked me so much that I decided to refer the matter further up to Chief Mpakwa” he added.
The woman whose turn is to have her child killed is allegedly refusing to make the offer saying that the tout who died at Jerera was thin and her child, the one they want killed is fat and bigger.
“It is disgusting for a community to sink to such levels of open witchcraft. I will call the parties involved in the issue and get the full details,” said chief Mpakwa.
- The Mirror