AN AVENGING spirit of an elderly man who died sometime in March this year is allegedly defying the whole narrative of vengeance by tormenting someone who did not have anything to do with his death.
ln typical avenging spirit cases, the spirit targets the murderer or their immediate family members.
However, the Chimanimani spirit is believed to be tormenting the dead man’s nephew for snubbing his funeral.
The late 70-year-old Sekuru Christopher Barara who died early this year is tormenting his elder brother’s son, Elias Barara, whom he accuses of having had bad blood with him when he was still alive.
After realising that the attacks and torments on his family from Sekuru Barara’s spirit would not stop, Elias approached Acting Chief Saurombe’s court for recourse.
“Ever since my uncle’s death, I have suffered a lot of misfortunes. I am experiencing serious financial challenges. When one of my brothers sided with me, his son suddenly became sick and the spirit warned him against doing so, lest his son would die. My own children are always bed-ridden and I beg for the court’s assistance so that I can also lead a normal life,” lamented Elias.
The avenging spirit that manifested on a spiritualist, Madzimai Regina Tembi of Nyenyedzi Nhanhatu Johane Masowe Church during the court session, confirmed what Elias had said.
“You celebrated my death. You snubbed my funeral even though we were a family and neighbours. Even after the funeral, you did not even bother to come and throw a stone on my grave. Did you hate me that much?” asked the spirit.
Everyone was shocked as Madzimai Tembi spoke in what they claimed was the late Sekuru Barara’s voice.
The spirit claimed that when he was still alive, Elias would pick up fights with him.
“You labelled me a wizard and did not respect me at all. At one time, you fought with me and choked me. You went around telling anyone who cared to listen to you that I was a dog. Well, you are now leading the life of a dog. Poverty and you will be inseparable. You will never fend for your family as I am very bitter with you,” charged the spirit.
A remorseful Elias asked for forgiveness from his late uncle but the spirit demanded a beast as appeasement by April 2022.
Acting Chief Saurombe ordered the Barara family to unite and find an amicable solution to the issue.
– Manica Post