THE alleged Satanism incident that occurred at St Peters village on the outskirts of Bulawayo last month that left a woman paralysed has taken a new twist as the family woke up to a disturbing scene of coarse salt and itchy bodies.
Agnes Moyo was left paralysed after teenagers allegedly broke into her house and scared her before stealing money from her bag.
This was after she spoke ill about their father who had been arrested for robbery after he allegedly axed and stole money from a villager. Agnes was advocating for the ousting of the family from the community.
The granddaughter to the victim, Dorcas Moyo said they were living in fear and were tired of the constant attacks.
“We are tired of being traumatised by that family and we no longer feel safe in the community. On Monday, we found coarse salt in our yard and our bodies were itchy, am not sure if they poured some concoctions on us during the night,” said Moyo.
Moyo said they were planning a protest against the accused family as a way to curb the consistent attacks.
“As youths, we have thought of protesting against the family as our lives are now in danger. The challenges that we are facing are that there are a number of people with mixed feelings with regard to the idea of protesting because many people are now scared of interacting or even looking at the homestead of the accused persons,” said Moyo.
Moyo said her grandmother’s condition had not changed and she was still facing the same predicament that was as a result of the three teenagers.
“My grandmother is still in pain and nothing has changed since the time when she was attacked and we fear that she might not recover from the predicament.
“As we speak, we are facing challenges with diapers and medication as we cannot afford buying these due to the high costs.
“We fear that these continuous attacks might be plans to eliminate the whole family. This family has not even come out to help us in any way,” said Moyo.
The family of the accused teenagers could not be reached for comment.