ABOUT 600 women in Shale, uMzingwane District confessed to prophets that a mysterious snake would lick their privates before having se_x with them.
The incident happened in Ward 8 Shale, Dindindi Gante Village under Chief Mathe’s jurisdiction.
The distraught women confessed during a cleansing ceremony conducted by prophets who are known in the area as Izithunywa zenkosi that they were se_xually tormented by a mysterious snake.
For Izithunywa zenkosi to cleanse them, the troubled women paid $1 800.
In separate interviews, the women narrated their se_x ordeal saying during the night they would feel dizzy and a few minutes later something would se_xually attack them. Some said they would see a snake in a vision and later on they would feel some itching on their private parts.
Nobuhle Moyo said she woke up without undergarments but with se_men stains as if she had se_x.
“I would wake up feeling tired and with se_men stains on my private parts as if I had se_x. At first I thought I dreamt about my husband who is based in South Africa. But after that it would happen twice a week and I had to consult a prophet who revealed to me that a mysterious snake was se_xually tormenting me. I asked him to get rid of it but he failed,” she said.
Anita Chiimba said during her sleep she would feel something like a snake licking her private parts.
“During my sleep I would feel something like a snake moving on top of me and soon after that it would lick my private parts. At the same time I would feel something f0ndling my breast, moments later I would feel something having se_x with me. That troubled me very much because my husband died seven years ago,” she said.
Rita Simali said on several occasions she would wake up without underwear.
“I would wake up without underwear and feeling extremely tired like someone who had se_x and this has been happening for the past four weeks.
During my sleep I would also feel something sucking my breast. It happens even when I’m sleeping with my husband. We have spent large sums on traditional healers trying to get rid of it but without success,” she said.
She said as a result she had failed to get se_xual satisfaction.
“I used to be se_xually satisfied by my husband but after the snake started to sleep with me now I cannot be se_xually satisfied. I now have a problem because my husband complains saying I demand too much se_x. Moreover, I woke up to see my pub_ic hair shaved,” she said.
Village head Duvert Ndlovu confirmed: “Yes I can confirm that more than 600 women confessed during a cleansing ceremony held by prophets (Izithunywa Zenkosi) that a snake named Bornwell was sleeping with them.
“That snake was killed and buried in a grave. In ward 8 which is under my jurisdiction there are about 695 homesteads so each family contributed $3 each for exorcism.”