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106-year-old Traditional Healer In Court For Extortion

106-year-old Traditional Healer In Court For Extortion

A traditional healer, supposedly aged 106, on Monday, appeared in court for extortion involving a late businesswoman he allegedly helped to amass wealth.

The traditional healer, Elias Godknows Zinyemba, appeared before Harare magistrate Shane Kubonera charged with extortion.

He had allegedly threatened the family of the late businesswoman, Precious Nyakujara, with death if they did not return the goblins he claimed to have given the now deceased.

Precious, who was well-known in Harare as a foreign currency dealer, died in August 2021.

Zinyemba appeared in court together with his daughter Pamela Zinyemba and his nephew Newlife Magona.

State prosecutor Marian Furidze told the court that in November last year, the trio, with Artwell Magona and Elton Dickson connived and wrote a letter which they addressed to the late businesswoman.

The letter was delivered to the late Nyakujara’s residence in Glen Lorne by Magona and was received by her husband John Mukorera.

Mukorera reportedly advised his mother-in-law Josephine Edith Nyakujara of the contents of the letter which purported to invite his late wife to Zinyemba’s shrine.

On 24 November last year, Mukorera and his mother-in-law and his cousin Brian Goto went to Zinyemba’s shrine in Musekiwa village in Bindura escorted by Magona.

Zinyemba allegedly informed them that he had given the late Precious some goblins, which had helped her succeed in her business.

He further told them that since Precious had died and no one was there to take care of the goblins, it was safe that he repossessed them because they wanted blood.

Zinyemba reportedly claimed that he had an agreement with Precious that whenever the goblins were to be returned, they were to be accompanied by a payment of 40 cattle, a house in Harare and a car.

After Josephine allegedly begged for leniency, Zinyemba reviewed the payment downwards to US$5 000 and a motor vehicle.

Zinyemba reportedly sent two representatives with Josephine to Precious’ house and performed some rituals to remove the goblins.

After the rituals were done, Josephine allegedly paid them US$7 000 in the presence of her son-in-law Mukorera and Goto.

Meanwhile, Josephine later informed her uncle Douglas Chiendambuya what had transpired and they agreed to meet at a local hotel.

At that meeting, Chiendambuya was accompanied by Justice Muzungu who revealed that he had been treated in the same way by Zinyemba after his father died but had refused to make the payment after noting “inconsistencies”.

Josephine then decided to make a police report for extortion, resulting in the arrest of Zinyemba and his alleged accomplices. They were remanded to 20 January.

More: H-Metro

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10 Comments

Greedy 7 months ago

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Tkt 7 months ago

Kkkj mnn ko kungo tsvaga gwalangwa nenzira dzakanaka zvaka ipei nhai


🤨🤨 7 months ago

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Mama Bee 7 months ago

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Ghetto yut 7 months ago

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Ungwas 7 months ago

Mwanasikana wabambo vemakore okuwanda avo ndiye arivashandisa sechombo chekutsvakam zviwanikwa. Kuda kuti zvinhu zvaungana vouraya mdhara uyu vozogovana. Vhundusirwai! Munomboiturei zvemakonana nemidzi yenyuyo?


Zvokwadi 7 months ago

True

Gogodera 7 months ago

Zvidhoma zvavo zvakaitisa vanhu ava mari saka mabe ndomaitire avo kkk midzi yu never know


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Zman 7 months ago

Highest level reFroud. Chikuhle chine maths dzese ichi


Ndobva Mvuma 7 months ago

Ndoda kukabhadharira bail ka kule aka. I think I and others need his sevices kuti tingagarewo ku Glen Lorne.



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