It’s a witchcraft act - Witchdoctors
AS hongwe f a mil y f r om Manyandzeni in t he Shiselweni region is living in fear after waking up to one of their family member’s grave with a hole.
This has raised strong suspicions of witchcraft acts. Make Shongwe after making the strange discovery on her late son, Zenzele Mtsetfwa’s grave quickly reported the matter to the police and to the area’s community leader.
Relating the incident, she said she was stunned when she had visited her son’s grave and found a hole in the middle of the grave.
Furthermore, Make Shongwe said she was puzzledby how the hole had been dug in the concrete grave without cracks.
Her witchcraft claims were further propelled by the fact that there were no concrete remains that she found.
She explained that on the fateful day, she had gone to see the grave of his son, whom she buried last year, January.
“They seemed to have dug the concrete using a sharp metal and there was a stone nearby, which I suspected to have been used to break the concrete,” Shongwe said.
She went on to state that this has hurt her so much as the people behind this should have just let her son rest in peace.
She wondered why an individual would vandalise a concrete grave but leave no fragments behind.
She suspects that the people who were behind the suspicious act were those who knew her son well while he was still alive.
Chief Police Information and Communications Officer (PICO) Superintendent Phindile Vilakati confirmed that a case of a vandalised grave at Manyandzeni had been reported at the Hlatikulu police. The police mouthpiece said investigations were still underway.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports suggest that the people behind the act might have mistaken the deceased to a person living with albinism.
This suspicion is aided by the fact that the deceased was light skinned but not necessarily a person living with albinism. Make Shongwe did not want to dwell on such suspi- cions, even though she said her son was light-skinned but not a person living with albinism.
Chairperson of the Bemdzabu Bamunye Eswati ni Bal a phi Witchdoctors Association Makhanya Makhanya has described the vandalising of a grave as tantamount to a witchcraft act.
Makhanya said this was pure witchcraft and advised Make Shongwe to seek help from traditional healers.
He suspected that those behind the act were trying to use the spirits of the deceased to bewitch and kill the Shongwe family.
“This is so because the living ones are under the guidance of the dead ones, as they are close to God,” he said.
He emphasised that Make Shongwe should consult with traditional healers so that they can assist her.
Make Shongwe pointing son's grave. to the strange hole on her