Drama As Tsikamutanda Flees Barefooted From Police:
There was real-life drama in Guruve after an unidentified witch hunter alleged fled from the police barefooted after the police pounced on him during a cleansing ceremony.
The unidentified witch hunter is alleged to have taken to his heels in his regalia while barefooted after police pounced on him this Saturday.
After the police busted him during a cleansing ceremony, the witch hunter is reported to have fled into a maize field resulting in the police failing to locate him.
Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the case to Zimeye saying;
“We are looking for a Tsikamutanda who is alleged to be extorting people in Mahuhwe area,” Inspector Mundembe said.
According to the police, the witch hunter was working with traditional leaders in extorting villagers of their money and livestock.
Meanwhile, the police have since arrested two other tsikamutanda’s who have since appeared before Guruve magistrates court.
“We arrested two witch hunters John Musunda (33) of Nyamhunga village Hurungwe and Emmanuel Tandi (50) from Zvimba and they have since appeared before a Guruve magistrate Geraldine Mutsotso who granted them bail and are expected back in court on March 11,” Mundembe said.
Police urged witch hunters to shun their activities and stop breaking covid-19 lockdown measures as they were putting people’s health at risk.
“They should stop their activities and stop gathering people during the lockdown.”
This is not the first time tsikamutanda’s have been found wanting, just last year witch hunters in Binga were taking advantage of Covid-19 restrictions to target villagers. Villagers in Binga were now living in fear as self-styled witch hunters wreaked havoc and extorted them of their livestock, cash, and other property.