Three naked witches allegedly dropped at a Johanne Masowe shrine during prayers on Saturday night after they visited the service looking for a colleague who had abandoned them.
The incident was confirmed to Masvingo Mirror by a church leader, Madzibaba Joshua. He said the bizarre incident occurred at Mazongororo some 15km from Mpandawana Growth Point, Gutu.
Madzibaba Joshua (31) whose real name is Shepherd Nduru said the witches, all from the Growth Point were looking for one of their colleagues who had dumped the trade and joined the church.
He said that the witches carried rabbits, beads and a knobkerry (tsvimbo, tsuro nezvuma)”.
Nduru refused to give the full names of the witches or their pictures but he said that one Constance (now Madzimai Martha) belong to one group of witches.
He said Madzimai Martha and her colleagues would take turns to kill a relative or a child for meat.
However, Constance deserted the group and joined Johanne Masowe when it was her turn to have a child killed.
This angered the other three who started looking for Madzimai Martha
Nduru said because of the powerful prayers of Tendai Gwatidzo (Madzibaba Edvon) the leader of the church, the three naked witches dropped at the shrine where Madzimai Martha was among the congregants praying at night.
He said the witches confirmed at the church that they were looking for Constance who ran away and joined the church when it became her turn to kill her grandchild. Said Nduru:
The three witches were delivered and made to surrender all their tools of trade [but] are still to surrender their snakes, hyena and beads.
They were released before dawn to go back home as their husbands would have died in their sleep had the witches arrived home after dawn.
Ellen Mazhinji and Emillia Matope who are members of the church claimed to have been at the church when the alleged incident occurred.