A witch was found lying dead with a hand in her mouth after apparently chocking on a body she was eating. The strange incident happened in Malamulele, in the Limpopo Province.
Eye witnesses say they heard a heavy thud outside the community church at around 3am and an ear piercing scream followed soon after that. Worried residents jostled to see what was happening and got the shock of their lives when a witch lay there writhing in pain and speaking in tongues. The main pastor at the church where this happened was summoned and he sprinkled some holy water on the lady to which she started speaking in Shona, Zimbabwe’s main language. Luckily there were some Shona speakers among the crowd who translated what the lady was saying.
Apparently the lady is from Norton, a small town west of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, and she had flown over the border to eat the body of her brother in law who had died at the beginning of August and was buried in South Africa. “I was summoned by my elder witches to come and collect the body but I got hungry and decided to snack on a hand. Somehow my powers started running out when I was passing the church and I crash landed” she confessed and added that her name was Susan.
Despite efforts to get the hand out, the lady suffocated and died while the pastor was praying for her.
Her relatives in Zimbabwe were informed and they were on their way to collect the body from the mortuary, with the hand still tucked in her mouth.