TWO suspected witches brought pandemonium in Budiriro 2 high-density suburb in Harare, where they were found at a house in the early hours of the morning yesterday; stark naked and with suspected witchcraft tools of trade, including traditional herbs, calabashes, live owls and other paraphernalia held in winnowing baskets (misero/tsero).
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Report by Staff Reporters Police were called to the scene and took away the two women to Budiriro Police Station before proceeding with them to Southerton Police Station. They had wrapped them in police blankets to cover their nakedness. Several hundred Budiriro residents mobbed the “witches” and it took police a hard time to disperse them.
An eyewitness who refused to be identified said: “It was around 6am when we heard people shouting ‘witches, witches’ from a house near here. We rushed there and found the two women sitting outside the house in complete nudity. On being asked where they had come from, one of them said they had come from Mutorashanga, but would not say how they had ended up here or the purpose of their visit.”
When NewsDay arrived, the two “witches” had already been taken to Budiriro Police Station. Scores of people were milling around the police station, trying to catch a glimpse of the “witches”. Police spokesperson for Harare Province Inspector Tedius Chibanda, who was at the scene, declined to comment on the matter when approached by NewsDay, asking the reporters to call him later.
Efforts to call him later were unsuccessful as his mobile phone went unanswered. Chibanda was, however, quoted by the State media confirming the incident and saying the two women claimed they had come from Gokwe-Nembudziya. The police spokesperson said the suspected witches had been arrested and were facing charges of contravening Section 98 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for engaging in practices commonly associated with witchcraft. firstname.lastname@example.org