Witchcraft blamed as stones rain on family
“It appears to be an issue involving witchcraft,” said the Acting Officer Commanding Zvishavane District, Superintendent Raphael Mathe.
“A report was made but we have sent officials to investigate the issue further because there was a letter which implicated some neighbours in matters of witchcraft,” said Supt Mathe.
Neighbours said the drama started on Thursday evening when a family, who rented a house in the Swift Cottages was preparing supper.
The family’s late father, Caseman Chigova made news in the 1990s for sleeping in a coffin, which he bought “to get a feel of his future home’’.
“Caseman’s wife was away in South Africa, where she buys wares for resale here.
“So there was just her sister, the maid and Caseman’s son,” said a neighbour, Mr Ladislous Kunota.
at first, a letter dropped from the roof alleging that the authors were
responsible for his (Caseman’s) death and that they would be back
The child and two women left the room and called for assistance from the neighbours.
“I refused to open my door or accommodate the women but I later took in the young boy. He was so scared of going back to the house even to get some blankets.
“The women went to another neighbour but she also refused to come out,” said Mr Kunota, who rents a house adjacent to the dramafilled house.
neighbour took them to the police where a report was made.
“It might sound strange but why would I want to take the risk of the same occurring in my home,” he said.
When Chronicle visited
the family on Friday, the house was deserted. But the incident has left
the community shocked and few people were willing to discuss the incident
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