Grave site rituals land man in court

21 Sep, 2021 - 12:09 0 Views
Grave site rituals land man in court


Elvis Maroto in Rushinga

A RUSHINGA man is reported to have done secret rituals on his deceased family members’ graves.

Norman Munetsi reportedly consulted witchdoctors as his relatives were dying rapidly.


The witchdoctor is said to have accused Munetsi of possessing witchcraft tools which included a winnower, snake and an owl.


Munetsi, appearing before Headman Chimhanda’s Community Court, said the winnower belonged to his brother and the snake belonged to his late father.


“Yes I know the goblins; the winnower belongs to my younger brother and the reptile was left by our father.


“I was doing the rituals among the dead as a way of easing their avenging spirits,” he told the court.


Headman Chimhanda said “Why did you come to my chiefdom to execute  secret rituals on graves,  a taboo I forbid in my area and worse still you belong to another Chief”.


Munetsi, who resides at Marymount area Ward 4, relocated sometimes ago from Chimhanda area.



Munetsi told the Headman’ court.


Eventually Headman Chimhanda ordered Munetsi to pay a beast as a fine.

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