Things are falling back into place for Taurai Sanyathi, a Binga businessman whose grocery shop at Manjolo Shopping Centre was making losses, after Madzibaba Mutumwa in March destroyed a baboon skull that a fellow shop-owner was using to lure customers to his grocery shop.
For months Sanyathi had been pondering where his money disappeared to after locking it away safely at the end of each week.
Four times he fired employees, accusing them of stealing his money, which he would have counted and accounted for at the end of the week, when it was time to travel to Bulawayo to restock merchandise for his shop.
But since Madzibaba Mutumwa unearthed the baboon head, strapped with a red cloth and black and red beads and set it on fire, Sanyathi has been smiling all the way to the bank. He is now making super profits and has managed to repair his two cars that had been grounded.
“Things are looking up, I won’t lie. Ever since Madzibaba Mutumwa destroyed the baboon, my customers started to return and I am making money. In fact, I am making more money than I ever made before. In fact I am making super profits,” said Sanyathi.
Prophet Mutumwa refused to take credit and said all the praise should be given to God.
“As you know I went to Binga on a healing crusade and God healed the place. I was just an instrument,” he said.
Before the baboon skull was discovered, Madzibaba Mutumwa had told Sanyathi, in front of a gathered crowd, that the ‘‘thief’’ who had been making off with his money was not even a human being.
The businessman was said to be a victim of a mysterious creature that resembles a monkey that had been “collecting” his weekly profits to give back to its master.
Ironically, he was told the owner of the creature was a fellow businessman who runs multiple shops in the same area.
Sanyathi told B-Metro in March that: “At first I thought it was my employees stealing the money that I would have collected at the end of each week from the sales at the shop.
“I changed employees about four times in the last few months and now I realise that something is not right at my shop. All the employees that I have fired can’t be thieves who are not interested in working but just to steal from me.”