Avenging spirit demands 5 virgins and 75 cattle, 36 years after businessman was murdered
Late businessman Costa Kafirika was allegedly killed by his then neighbors, Willard Sakupwanya, Charles Fombe, Tsakadzai Mautsi and Tambuzwa Matseketsa in 1984
The fifth neighbor has been identified only as Benyu The murdered man’s nephew, Paul Dzinduwa said: “When my uncle left home the day he was last seen, he was dressed in the clothes Riona came wearing
The dead man’s spirit is now said to be manifesting in Riona, daughter-in-law to one of the alleged killers, Tambudzwa Matseketsa’s daughter-in-law, to exact appeasement
Riona reportedly, appeared dressed in the same manner Kafikira was dressed the last day he was seen, his family confirmed
“The spirit is demanding a virgin and 15 beasts from each of the perpetrators’ we however, do not seek human appeasement, and will accept the compensation or appeasement in livestock, the family maintains
“We need to appease the avenging spirit and be at peace with the Kafikiras” – Matseketsa’s family is hoping that the matter is dealt with urgently
Their family members are dying in mysterious circumstances while others are battling for their lives, they said
The avenging spirit of a businessman who was murdered 36 years ago, is reportedly demanding for compensation from the families of the 5 men behind the sad act.
The Manica Post reported that the late businessman Costa 00 was allegedly killed by his then neighbors, Willard Sakupwanya, Charles Fombe, Tsakadzai Mautsi and Tambuzwa Matseketsa in 1984.
The fifth neighbor has been identified only as Benyu.
The five who allegedly conspired to murder Kafirika by poisoning his alcohol, robbed him of his valuables and dumped his body near the Gairezi River in Zimbabwe. All of the alleged perpetrators are now dead except for Charles Fombe.
Kafirika’s spirit is now said to be manifesting on Tambudzwa Matseketsa’s daughter-in-law, Riona. It was learnt that Riona is now dressing and speaking like the late Kafirika.
The avenging spirit which is called Ngozi in Zimbabwe is now reportedly demanding for 75 head of cattle and 5 virgins.
Recounting how his uncle was murdered, Paul Dzinduwa said: “When my uncle left home the day he was last seen, he was dressed in the clothes Riona came wearing.
“We searched for him for years and could not find him. What hurts most is that the killers were part of the search team back then. They would mislead us knowing very well where they had dumped my uncle’s remains.”
On the issue of compensation, Dzinduwa said that his family would abide by the laws of the land and not accept the 5 virgins as the giving of a virgin girl for purposes of ‘kuripa Ngozi’ is a criminal offence in Zimbabwe. Dzinduwa, however, said, that the family is quite happy to accept the 75 head of cattle.
“The spirit is demanding a virgin and 15 beasts from each of the perpetrators’ families, thereby making it five girls and 75 beasts. We, however, stand guided by the laws of the land when it comes to compensation or appeasement of avenging spirits.
“We know that the appeasement of avenging spirits with girls, women or any human being was outlawed. All we pray for is justice to prevail so that our uncle rests in peace. We need justice.”
The Matseketsa family said that the matter needed to be dealt with urgently because their family members are dying in mysterious circumstances while others are battling for their lives.
The late Matseketsa’s son, reinforced the point saying, “We need to appease the avenging spirit and be at peace with the Kafirikas”.
The murdered man’s eldest son, Nicholas Kafirika, said he was deprived of his father’s love and care by the killers as his father was murdered while he was still in his youth.
The matter is yet to be brought before Chief Saunyama’s court.
His family will take the matter to the chief’s court when the remaining four families approach them, Nicholas Kafirika said.