'Witch' found naked at Bulawayo house early morning, with 2 bottles of blood


A Bulawayo woman was found naked with two bottles of blood at a house in Makokoba in the early hours of the morning on Friday last week in what residents suspected to be a case of witchcraft.

Sihle Hlabangani, a well known herbalist who sells her traditional herbs at her house in Makokoba was found start naked with the bottles of blood. However, she claimed that she did not know how she arrived at the house.

Prelude Nkomo, the owner of the house where the naked woman was found, said she was shocked by the spine-chilling incident.

“I really don’t know what to say! We heard footsteps at around 3am and when I peeped through the window I saw Hlabangani kneeling down near the gate,” she said.

Nkomo said they believe Hlabangani is a witch because she was carrying two 500ml bottles of blood. The visibly shaken Nkomo said Hlabangani did not explain why she was at the house in a naked state with two bottles full of blood.

Nkomo said when asked where Hlabangani came from, the woman supplied them with different house numbers.

“Hlabangani was inconsistent in her speech. Police officers who picked her from our house appeared to be scared of her. The police opfficers told us that they will not open a case against her,” said Nkomo.

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