A man from Nyanga, Manicaland Province, recently confessed before a traditional court that he was a wizard and had acquired the charms from a Malawian traditional healer based in Marondera.
Isaiah Munembe’s relatives are now baying for his blood and demanding that he releases them from his wizardry web.
Munembe’s relatives brought him to Chief Saunyama’s court, with his younger brother, Anthony Munembe, and his sister-in-law Maybe Saunyama accusing him of sending his snake to kill their child, Anthony Junior.
Anthony Junior died recently from a snake bite and two weeks after his burial, the snake was spotted at the Munembe homestead attempting to attack his two siblings. In his confession before Chief Saunyama’s court, Isaiah said:
I used to walk on a wire and I was famous because of the theatrics. I had a large following but little to show for it.
However, after getting some ‘anointment oil’, my financial fortunes changed.
I did not know that by applying python oil every night, the snake was finding its way into my life and setting base at my family home in Nyanga.
Little did I also know that I was being initiated into wizardry. While everyone was fast asleep, I would be up and roaming the village
Isaiah also told the court that he did not know if he was the one responsible for the death of his nephew.
However, Anthony Junior’s mother told the court that after her son was bitten by the snake, Munembe came looking for it and told them where to bury the deceased and the disappeared.
A Nyanga traditional healer, Sekuru Shingirayi Mukotsanjera, removed a stone, a needle, marijuana, and a small mirror from Isaiah’s body.
During the session with Sekuru Mukotsanjera, Munembe shocked everyone when he allegedly removed a sewing needle from his relative only identified as Mai Ndlovu.
Mai Ndlovu had reportedly been complaining of pain in her knee for many years.