A woman has allegedly initiated about 22 children into a cult.
Reports say the actions of the 22-year-old woman identified as Penhalonga came to light after one of her cult members a 12-year-old girl disclosed she and 25 other children in the neighborhood had been initiated into the group by their neighbor.
The teenager is said to have physically attacked her father for preventing her from visiting their neighbor’s house.
“My child went to play at our neighbor’s house and when she came back, she was behaving weirdly.
‘She was putting on different clothes from the ones she had gone wearing.
‘When I asked our neighbor to return my daughter’s clothes, she refused to surrender them.
‘I even visited our neighbor to collect the clothes, but I was told that she had soaked them. I demanded to be given the wet clothes,” said the troubled father.
He added that his daughter was making strange sounds while telling her family stories of how the initiation was done.
According to the girl, their neighbor is the queen of the cult, while minors from the neighborhood are the maids.
Withing the same area, another spirit has also been manifesting in another minor and accusing the same lady of recruiting her into the cult.
“We long suspected that something fishy was happening in her life. She has a mermaid spirit,” said Magaso.
But reacting to the incident, the woman denied ever initiating the minors into any cult.
“Honestly, look at me, I am 22 years old and I have a child. Why would I be friends with people who are 10 years younger than me? Most of these kids are not even teenagers and I do not even know them that much,” she said.
Zimbabwe National Healers’ Association (Zinatha) president, Mr. George Kandiero, said the information at hand shows that the children were initiated into witchcraft adding that there is an urgent need for the children’s exorcism.
“The snakes and manifestations suggest that the children are already witches and wizards. The fact that some of the children’s mothers are also witnessing a change in behavior is proof of this.
He explained that the children must be purified with immediate effect.
By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea