Articles tagged 'witchcraft'

Chigwedere witchcraft saga takes new twist 16 March 2017 HARARE - Former Education minister Aeneas Chigwedere's witchcraft saga has taken a dramatic twist, with his son Mangwiza saying delays in hearing the case will result in more deaths at the hands of his father. Mangwiza accuses his father of bewitching and killing family members. His concern...
Sorcery and witchcraft in Zim 4 December 2016 HARARE - Unlike the British-American Harry Potter books and film series that paint witchcraft with a rainbow brush, the practice is widely frowned upon in Zimbabwe. Disapproval for the practise is so widespread that “witch hunters” — believed to have been making a killing duping local villager...
'Witches' spared jail 16 October 2013 HARARE - Two suspected “witches” who caused a stir in Harare's Budiriro suburb early last month will not go to prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of public indecency. Christine Nyamupandu and Elinet Ben, who were initially facing charges related to witchcraft, escaped a custodial ...
Neighbour accused of witchcraft 7 October 2013 HARARE - 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 neighbour, Reason Chiwanga's witchcraft accusations and insults, hence applied for a peace orde...
'Witches' face trial 6 October 2013 HARARE - Two suspected witches who caused a stir in Harare's Budiriro suburb after being caught naked sitting in winnowing baskets, will on Monday face trial, as the High Court defers their bail application. Maria Moyo, 30 and Chipo Chakaja, 26 of Gokwe, Nembudziya remained in custody after Mb...
'Witches' launch fresh bail bid 3 October 2013 HARARE - Two suspected witches who caused a stir in Harare's Budiriro suburb after being caught naked sitting in winnowing baskets have launched a fresh bail bid, their lawyer has confirmed. Maria Moyo, 30 and Chipo Chakaja, 26, remained in custody after Mbare magistrate Rueben Mukavhi remande...
Suspected witches appear in court 12 September 2013 HARARE - Two women yesterday appeared in court charged with witchcraft after they were allegedly found sitting naked in winnowing baskets in Budirio 2 around 5:30am. Maria Moyo (30) and Chipo Chakaja (26) of Gokwe Nembudziya — who were only wrapped in red cloths — told Mbare magistrate Rueben ...