Chimanimani woman caught breastfeeding a snake

In a bizarre incident, a Chimanimani woman has sent tongues wagging after being spotted at her friend’s house breastfeeding a giant snake.

The incident is now before Chief Mutambara’s court as two elderly friends Gogo Savie Nenohwe and Gogo Ethel Sithole are answering to witchcraft allegations.

The Manica Post reports that Gogo Nenohwe was spotted by a 12-year-old girl as she breastfed the snake while uttering names of fellow villagers whom she wanted her pet to deal with.

Chief Mutambara referred the two women to consult a white garment prophetess, Madzimai Loice Mukono.

Madzimai Mukono then revealed that a snake that resides at Gogo Sithole’s homestead is used by the ladies for witchcraft.

When the case was heard before Chief Mutambara’s Court last week on Saturday, the key witness narrated the incident.

“I saw Gogo Nenohwe breastfeeding a very big snake which had a red cloth and beads tied around it. After breastfeeding it, she took out a plate of food and fed the snake. I did not see what food she was feeding it, but I heard her muttering names of fellow villagers and telling the snake to deal with them,” narrated the minor.

After reporting the case to Gogo Sithole and realizing that she was not taking any action, the young girl then reported the matter to other villagers.

The matter was brought before the attention of the village head, Molline Nenohwe, who then took the issue to Chief Mutambara.

The two women were then summoned to the traditional leader’s court.

Chief Mutambara enquired from Gogo Sithole why she did not take any action after the minor brought the matter to her attention.

In her defense, Gogo Sithole said when the girl brought the matter to her attention, she could not travel to the chief’s court to make a report.

Gogo Sithole’s niece, Maria, said she used to share a room with the snake.

“I used to sleep in the room where Gogo Nenohwe was seen breastfeeding the snake. The snake stays in that room. I stopped using the room because of that and begged my aunt to move me to another room. Sometimes the snake comes out to bask in the sun,” said Maria.

Other villagers in Nenohwe Village also said they have come across a giant snake that has a red cloth tied around it.

Madzimai Mukono is now on a mission to capture the snake.

She said they went to Gogo Sithole’s homestead to capture the snake on Monday, but failed to do so as a multitude had gathered to witness the drama.

She also said they will go back later this week,  after capturing the snake, they will bring it to the chief’s court.

–iHarare

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