Thursday, January 2, 2014

Woman takes her life because she was Possessed by Demons

A WOMAN from Chipinge opted to end her life after she was told that she was possessed by demons that were causing problems in her life. The incident happened last week in Chivhunze Village under Chief Mutema. Chipo Zano (21) committed suicide after she had been informed by an
unknown prophet that she was possessed by demons which were bringing bad luck in her life.

It is alleged that Chipo had been advised by the prophet to ask her father about the demons in order to get assistance.

She allegedly summoned her father, Zano Mupedzanyika (63), who stays in the same village.

Manicaland deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Luxson Chananda said when Chipo approached her father she told him that she had been directed to him by the prophet.

“Chipo told Mupedzanyika that she was being haunted by evil spirits and that she wanted her father to help her since she had been referred to him by the prophet.

“She held her father accountable for her misfortunes and asked him to bare it all,” said Asst Insp Chananda.

He said Mupedzanyika told her that he knew nothing about the demons and that the prophet had referred her to the wrong person.

He also asked her daughter to summon the whole family if she thought he was responsible for the demons that were bringing so much pain in her life.

Chipo kept on nagging her father but she later gave up and disappeared into the bush.

Mupedzanyika thought her daughter had gone back home and after about two hours he was approached by her husband Tapera Simango (29) asking for his wife.

They searched for her and found her sleeping at a nearby river. She told them that she had taken some poison.

They rushed her to Chipinge District Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

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