'Goblins haunt gold mine'

HARARE - A Harare businessman has written to vice president Joice Mujuru seeking assistance to cleanse his gold mine of goblins.

Hope Mukuirirwa, who owns a mine in Shamva, told a Harare civil court he had written to the vice president wanting legal assistance for his father, Peter Makuirirwa, to allow him to perform the cleansing.

Quoting the Bible, Hope exhibited a white, beaded belt belonging to his father which he claimed turns into a snake every midnight.

“The Bible says holy people shall not be harmed with evil,” Mukuirirwa told the court. “I have this belt which belongs to my father that changes into a snake every midnight.

“I have failed to work at the mine because of father’s goblins. The problem is he refuses to allow apostolic priests access to the mine for the cleansing.

“I tried approaching traditional courts but to no avail. I have written a letter to the vice president maybe if she intervenes he will listen to her and proceed with the ceremony. This is a serious case of Satanism and I desperately need assistance.”

In his response, the father said his son was mentally challenged and needed to see a psychiatrist.
“He fell sick in 1989 and we took him to Harare Hospital for treatment,” he said. “I have papers to prove that he is sick and needs to see a psychiatrist.

“He claims that businesses have deteriorated at his mine because of goblins that I am using against him. I am not happy because he has not been taking care of his family since he divorced the wife.”

The court heard Mukuirirwa divorced his wife because she was furious he had burnt a belt similar to the one he exhibited, belonging to her.

“I did divorce my wife after 18 years of marriage because she was furious I had burnt her belt similar to the one I just exhibited here,” he said.

Presiding magistrate Tatenda Manhanzva said she could not rule on the matter because of lack of tangible evidence and advised Hope to revisit the traditional court.

“The nature of your claim needs traditional structures because as it stands, I cannot prove your claims against respondent. I will advise that you revisit the traditional court and have your matter heard again,” Manhanzva said.

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Benzi romwana

WEZHIRA - 16 September 2013

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