A 22-year-old local resident of Acacia, Penhalonga, is alleged to have initiated at least 25 children into a Satanic cult.
The woman allegedly befriends the children before luring them into the occult world.
Last week a 12-year-old girl fell into a trance and declared that she and 25 other children in the area had been initiated into Satanism by the woman (name withheld).
The 12-year girl reportedly slithered like a snake when an alleged evil spirit manifested through her.
A few minutes before the manifestation, the minor physically attacked her father who sought to restrain her from visiting their neighbour’s residence.
Speaking to The Manica Post, the child’s father, (name withheld to protect the identity of the minor), narrated what had happened to her daughter. He said:
My child went to play at our neighbour’s house and when she came back, she was behaving weirdly.
She was putting on different clothes from the ones she had gone wearing. When I asked our neighbour to return my daughter’s clothes, she refused to surrender them.
I even visited our neighbour to collect the clothes, but I was told that she had soaked them. I demanded to be given the wet clothes.
That night my daughter was making strange sounds. She was also telling us hard to believe stories of how she was now part of our neighbour’s Satanic cult.
She claimed that our neighbour is the queen of the cult, while 25 other minors from our neighbourhood are the maids.
She says during one of their meetings, our neighbour instructed her to kill me or one of her brothers.
Two other girls in the same neighbourhood reportedly had similar manifestations and accused the same woman of recruiting them into the occult.
A local resident, Emilio Magaso said the woman was not new to controversy and they had long suspected that she had a mermaid spirit.
However, the alleged Satanist denied the allegations during an interview with The Manica Post.
She said the families who accused her of Satanism were jealousy of her and that was why the children were having weird experiences.