Nemangwe women busted with a bucket of urine used as ”divisi”

IN a suspected case of juju, a woman from Gokwe was last week busted with a bucket full of urine which she confessed she was using to register bumper harvests at the expense of other villagers. Mrs Saliwe Dube, a widow, pulled a shocker when she reportedly confessed before Chief Nemangwe’s traditional court saying the bucket full of urine which had been buried at the middle of her maize field for 10 years was part of her family’s fortunes.

She, however, begged the chief not to destroy or confiscate the bucket with its contents saying doing so was tantamount to ruining her life.

Confirming the incident to Sunday News Chief Nemangwe said he summoned the woman after the village head had approached him. This follows complainants from other villagers who were accusing Mrs Dube of using juju on them so that they continually record poor yields from their maize and cotton fields despite receiving good rains.

“The village head approached me after a woman was found in possession of a bucket full of urine which she has been keeping in her field for 10 years. Mrs Dube has since appeared before me and confessed to keeping the bucket which she said was the source of her wealth and good harvest. She confessed that she was given the bucket by her family from Binga, after she lost her husband, who said it was going to be useful in keeping the family since she was now a widow,” said Chief Nemangwe.

The chief said the matter came to light after some villagers approached the village head after they suspected that Mrs Dube was using juju to record bumper harvests.

“She cried uncontrollably begging me not to destroy her bucket because it was her source of living. Surprisingly, despite the fact the bucket has been underground for 10 years it was still looking new and had a $15 prize tag stuck on it, said Chief Nemangwe.

He said a traditional healer who he only identified as Masakadza told the community that the bucket and its contents was juju which Mrs Dube was using to record good harvests. The traditional leader, however, later burnt the bucket.

Contacted for comment Mrs Dube said she was not at liberty to discuss the matter which was solved by the chief.

“I have since apologised to the traditional leaders and the community for what I did and the matter was amicably resolved at Chief Nemangwe’s traditional court and there is no need to still talk about it,” she said.

Source-Sunday News


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An elderly Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to 13 years in jail after he was found guilty of using his 13-year-old granddaughter as a “sex slave” and impregnating her in the process.

Dumiso Ndlovu, a 64-year-old Victoria Falls resident, was convicted of rape on Wednesday and will serve an effective 10 years in prison with 3 years of his sentence suspended for 5 years on condition of good behaviour.

According to The Chronicle, Ndlovu was alleged to have committed the crime between January and June last year while his wife was away from the family home.

The court heard that the grandfather sneaked into the girl’s bedroom several times and raped her during her grandmother’s absence.

In passing judgement, presiding judge Dambudzo Malunga described the suspect as a cruel man who deserved a lengthy prison term.

“You raped a very young girl. You’re a cruel grandfather who actually took advantage of your wife’s absence and raped your own granddaughter. Instead of protecting the victim, you turned into a beast and raped her,” Malunga ruled.

The development follows on from a report by The Zimbabwean, in which a man was found guilty of impregnating his 15-year-old daughter last year.

According to the report, the man, a 44-year-old resident of Gokwe district, made his way into his daughter’s bed at night, raped her and threatened to kill her if she revealed the details to anyone.

The man’s wife, however, came out in support of her husband’s incest, saying she did not want action to be taken against him regarding the matter.

Alick Macheso unveils TsokaDzerwendo on casette

SUNGURA ace Alick Macheso has honoured a request by his multitude of fans to unveil his latest album, Tsoka Dzerwendo, on cassettes and online.


Macheso’s manager Tich Makahamadze confirmed the developments to NewsDay yesterday, saying the album would be available in different formats, including online, to cater for fans in the Diaspora, who will get the album the moment it will be officially released.

“We have received requests from some of our local fans that they want the album to be available on cassettes and as a way of showing gratitude to our paymasters, who have stood with us despite starving them for about three years, we saw it fit to have the album on cassettes,” Makahamadze said.

“We are still working on the number of cassettes, although we had an experience of a bigger run on cassettes more than CDs previously. After conducting our research, we have established that we still have a significant number of fans who play cassettes, so we must not let them down.”

Makahamadze emphasised that more than 100 000 copies of the six-track album would hit the streets on Monday and would be available across the country as they have more than 500 distribution points available in a move to counter piracy.

“Mobile teams co-ordinated by Nash Paints and Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, who are our partners and primary distributors of the album, will be in different corners of the streets across the country selling thousands of the CDs at $1 each,” he said.

“For our South African fans, the album will be selling from R50 at New Town (Mashate Restaurant) and Boksburg Hotel.”

Local music marketing and distribution company, Jive Zimbabwe, are organising the massive album launch three days after the release (March 24) at the Harare International Conference Centre.

Tracks to be featured on the album are Baba, Kurarama Inyasha, Gungwa, Wandirangaridza, Mude Mude and Munyaradzi, all inspired by people’s social life in their day to day living.

The Madhawu hitmaker has been a victim of piracy, with his albums Kwatakabva Mitunhu (Kure Kwekure), Ndezvashe, Vapupuri Pupurai and Zvinoda Kutendwa being pirated before they were released.