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African Magic Alleged witch confess to killing village head, making her people sick

A woman who claimed to be a witch and killed her village head has been banished from her home.

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The alleged witch, Esnath Sibanda play

The alleged witch, Esnath Sibanda

(Bulawayo)

A woman who is alleged to be a very powerful witch has reportedly confessed to killing the village head of her community as well as making many people in her village to fall sick.

This scary revelation was said to have happened in Grandi Village in Matopo, a suburb of Zimbabwe.

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According to B-Metro, the 70-year-old woman, Esnath Sibanda, said she killed the village chief and made the people ill as a revenge on the community leadership because she felt they mistreated her in a disciplinary case.

According to the report, the woman was initially found stark naked, bathing on a footpath so she appeared at a traditional court where she felt the judgment was cruel.

“I was summoned by the village head after a villager saw me bathing across my homestead at 2pm. I told the court that I did not know what I did was wrong. I apologised but the court was ruthless to me,” Sibanda reportedly narrated.

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But feeling she was not fairly treated, the alleged witch decided to take vengeance on the village by taking matters into her own hands.

“I went home and wrote the village head’s name and those of the other four committee members. My list of names included Ndlovu, Dorris, Nhliziyo, Tshuma and Moyo. I put them in a bottle with my charms.

When my daughter-in-law found the bottle, she took it to the village head and I was summoned again for witchcraft practices. At the court I was told to vacate this area.

I really did not know my actions were unacceptable. I thought I was at liberty to do anything to protect myself,” said Sibanda.

When the village head, Anderson Ndlovu, died after two weeks, the community was gripped with fear because Sibanda did not hide that she was behind his death.

“Before his death, the village head stopped going to the toilet. Dorris, Nhliziyo and two others are on the same boat.”

Sibanda told B-Metro that she wants forgiveness from the people but the community has vowed that she must pay a fine and be exiled from the village.

“I went down on my knees to apologise but the villagers didn’t forgive me. I have been expelled from the village and I was told to pay five goats. Sadly the goats I was supposed to pay with got stolen at night,” she said.

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