Mubobobo de­fence back­fires as Byo pair goes stark naked WOMEN GO MAD AF­TER RIT­UAL

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Pamela Shumba

TWO Bulawayo women spent a night at Hill­side Po­lice Sta­tion af­ter they went berserk and walked around com­pletely naked fol­low­ing a rit­ual.

Res­i­dents at Water­ford com­pound had to call the po­lice af­ter they failed to con­trol the two who started be­hav­ing bizarrely, with their chil­dren also naked af­ter they re­port­edly bathed with wa­ter mixed with herbs sought from a tra­di­tional healer.

The two, whose names could not be es­tab­lished yes­ter­day, were ar­rested on Mon­day.

They re­port­edly sought ser­vices of the tra­di­tional healer af­ter they sus­pected that their father-in-law was sex­u­ally abus­ing them us­ing mubobobo.

Mubobobo is said to be a su­per­nat­u­ral way that en­ables a man to have sex with a woman from a dis­tance with­out her con­sent or knowl­edge.

Bulawayo provin­cial po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Pre­cious Si­mango con­firmed the in­ci­dent, say­ing the women have since been re­leased.

“We re­ceived a re­port of two women who were ar­rested for pub­lic in­de­cency. They spent a night in the cells and were re­leased the fol­low­ing morn­ing,” said Insp Si­mango.

Sources at Hill­side Po­lice Sta­tion said af­ter they got back to their senses the women who are mar­ried to brothers, told po­lice of­fi­cers that they used herbs sought from a tra­di­tional healer to stop their father-in-law from abus­ing them.

“The women are mar­ried and their hus­bands are out of the coun­try. They de­cided to con­sult a tra­di­tional healer af­ter they sus­pected that their father-in-law was sex­u­ally abus­ing them us­ing mubobobo.

“I think there was some­thing wrong with the herbs they were given by the tra­di­tional healer. They started be­hav­ing in a strange man­ner and walked around naked to­gether with their chil­dren,” said a wit­ness who de­clined to be named.

He said neigh­bours had to call the po­lice af­ter they failed to con­trol them.

He said a re­port was made to the po­lice who took the women to Hill­side Po­lice Sta­tion.

A dra­matic video cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia shows po­lice of­fi­cers strug­gling to ap­pre­hend the two as they re­sisted ar­rest.

Their four naked chil­dren screamed in ter­ror as their moth­ers were be­ing ar­rested. One of the women shouted at the po­lice of­fi­cers.

Scores of peo­ple took time to film the dra­matic scene while oth­ers watched in dis­be­lief.—@pame­lashumba1 .

Cell­phone footage taken yes­ter­day shows po­lice es­cort­ing the women and chil­dren away from the Water­ford com­pound

Alis­tair Shin­gi­rai Mukosera

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