ZIMBABWE – Two Malawian traditional healers allegedly told one woman that they had a contract to supply Prophet Walter Magaya with anointing oil and they asked her to contribute US$30 000 towards the venture.
Chibagali Bagga Kalumbi, 35, and Nasir Stizz Namampetiwa, 34, who are facing three counts of fraud, however denied the allegations of duping Joyleen Munduna.
Reports are that Joyleen wanted to be helped by the traditional healers to bring back her long lost lover and she made contact with them after responding to their newspaper adverts.
Indications are that Joyleen met Joseph Kaunda who then introduced her to Chibagali and Nasir and she told them that she wanted help to bring back her boyfriend whom she had separated with unceremoniously.
State, led by prosecutor Progress Maringamoyo, alleges that Joyleen was told by the traditional healers that she had to pay a consultation fee of US$50. And she paid.
It is further claimed that Chibagali and Nasir asked Joyleen to come the following day saying they first wanted to consult their spirits over the matter during the night.
The following day it is claimed that Joyleen went back to the traditional healers saying she needed to have some evil spirits cast out from her.
For that transaction, Joyleen was made to pay US$1 200 and two goats valued US$100 each.
Further suggestions are that Joyleen was told that the money and goats would be thrown into the river as a sacrifice.
It is said that the group went to Manyame River along the Harare-Masvingo Road where Joyleen was told to remain in the car whilst the traditional healers went to the river saying they were going to throw away the things.
And after some time, the traditional healers returned without the goats and money saying they had sacrificed them in the flowing river.
Joyleen was supposed to come back after two weeks for the review and when she came back, she was told that she had to sacrifice four cattle as burnt offerings.
The State further alleges that soon after that, Joyleen went to her rural home in Hurungwe where she bought four cattle valued at US$1 200 and took them to the trio and they told her that they (cattle) were to be burnt and the ash would be thrown into the river.
The trio allegedly continue taking advantage of Joyleen’s desperateness, and they told her to invest US$30 000 to supply Prophet Magaya with anointing oil from Malawi.
When Joyleen went to look for them at their place of operation, she found the place deserted.
On September 12, it is said she met with Chibagali and Nasir and lodged a police complaint leading to their arrest.