Friday, September 17, 2021

Bedwetting woman confesses witchcraft to husband

Brighton Chiseva
ZAKA – A young woman from
Mukachana village under Chief Nhema in Zaka confessed to her husband that she
practiced with craft after he had quizzed on her bed-wetting habits.
Getrude Jaricha,
who is married to Nick Mushayavanhu of Mushayavanhu village, also implicated her
grandmother and her other identified colleagues in her witchcraft practice.
village head, Alex Moledge confirmed the incident and said he referred the
matter to Chief Ndanga who later referred them to Zinatha provincial offices at
Kyle House in Masvingo.
“The matter was
reported to my court. She confessed that she was a witch and that her
grandmother, alongside other four women from the same village, often came to take
her on their nocturnal witchcraft expeditions,” said Moledge.
He said Jaricha,
who is five months pregnant, would wet the bed every night but would not move
even if her husband tried to wake her up.
“She told her
husband that her grandmother comes with other ladies from the village and off
they would go to graveyards and where she would open graves using a whip.
“When I summoned
them to my court she said the same. She accused her grandmother of initiating
her into witchcraft when she was still a young girl. She said on the day of her
initiation, her grandmother asked her not to sleep in the room in which she
often slept with other girls, but to rather come and sleep in the same room
with her.
“In the dead of
the night, the old lady asked her to take a potion that she claimed would make
her wiser. She was given a baby whom she was asked to carry on her back upside
down, and she said she breastfeeds the baby as her own even though she hasn’t
given birth as yet,” said Moledge.

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