TRADITIONAL healer, Sekuru Banda, says he NEVER assisted the late Ximex Mall dealer, Tafadzwa “Boss Pango” Murengwa.
Boss Pango shot and killed his girlfriend, Samantha Dzapata, on Friday morning, accusing her of dating a married man.
He committed suicide the following day by drinking poison.
Social media was abuzz with claims of a suicide note, purportedly written by Boss Pango, stating that Sekuru Banda should be consulted to remove some suspected juju-related items from his bedroom.
A note, stating instructions on how his burial should be conducted, also did some rounds on social media on Monday.
In the note, Boss Pango is alleged to have instructed his relatives to consult Sekuru Banda to come and collect something from his bedroom.
The note further said the relatives should pay Banda.
“Pane zvamuchaona mumba mu bedroom mangu.
“I opened my bed base, mukavhura imomo muchaona mari ne something chirimo.
“The money you can use it, but chi something ichocho fonerai Sekuru Banda vanouya kuzochitora movabhadhara,” the note reads.
However, in an interview with H-Metro, Sekuru Banda said:
“I have received numerous calls and enquiries from the media, and ordinary citizens, on the circulating message alleging that I am supposed to go and remove certain unnamed things from the late Tafadzwa Russel Murengwa, alias Boss Pangolin’s house.
“While the authenticity of the circulating message has not been verified, I want to categorically state that I do not know Murengwa and I do not remember him coming to my shrine.
“I wish to also state that the Murengwa family, or any of his associates, have not contacted me for assistance.
“Should they call, I am willing to offer my assistance, but let it be known that my work does not involve ‘kurombesa’.
“I am a registered traditional healer who offers genuine services, including solving societal problems and treating various ailments,” he said.
“While I acknowledge that there are people who seek quick means of getting rich, I discourage anyone, including our youths, from taking such routes.
“Young people should work hard and avoid falling into the trap of going the kuromba route.
“It has dire consequences and must never be an option.
“Our economy may not be performing well right now, but let’s all be patient.
“I wish to end by urging Zimbabwean citizens to avoid belittling death.
“Whatever circumstances surrounding his death, let’s not lose sight of our African Ubuntu by creating unnecessary and unverified conspiracies when there is loss of life,” Banda said.
Below are further instructions from the note allegedly written by Boss Pango:
“I am sorry bamnini for disappointing you and letting you down.
“Ndanzwa zvese zvamataura, but sorry I can’t help it. I am dying, ndiri kwana Josh.
“You cannot use the Mercedes Benz, please sell it.
“Mukazokwanisa kutora (Toyota) Aqua ino, please give it to Munashe.
“Rufu rwangu nezvese ndakagadzirisa, my coffin and all. Bhangwera anokupai ma details.
“Mobvisa plastic reblack riri muBenz kumashure panogara spare wheel munoriisa mucoffin mangu asi ndapota musarivhure.
“Ndapedza hangu. Sorry henyu can’t face life anymore.”