In a letter addressed to the ConCourt registrar’s office on December 29, 2016, Aeneas Chigwedere’s son, Mangwiza said that his father’s siblings had confirmed that the former education minister practices witchcraft.
… confirmations by respondents of possession or being possessed by these harmful things have been confirmed by third, ninth, 12th and 14th respondents, who, none of them, are below the age of 70 and are elders of the clan and fathers of the clan, who have also been left helpless and some maimed through the witchcraft matter in question.
Chigwedere’s five other siblings, Francis Chigwedere, Shepherd, Getrude Makasa, Godfrey and Fanuel Chigwedere have also joined the fight and confirmed that their brother allegedly practices witchcraft. According to notice of consent to judgment notice papers filed on November 23, 2016 at the ConCourt, the five wrote to the ConCourt, seeking justice in the matter. They want the courts to grant the Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers’ Association permission “to conduct a cleansing ceremony to free the family from the witchcraft bondage”.