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Balancing Rock Splits Into Two And Falls At Njelele Shrine

Balancing Rock Splits Into Two And Falls At Njelele Shrine

A rock split into two with the other half sliding down a mountain destroying vegetation at the ‘sacred’ Njelele Shrine in Matobo district in what culturalists believe is a communication of a bad omen.

Many trees were felled by the rolling rock which knocked other rocks on its path as it slid down the mountain covering a distance of about 100 metres.

Njelele is believed to be a holy place where Africans used to communicate with God before the place was desecrated by colonialists.

Some traditionalists still believe in its supernatural powers and visit the shrine to consult hence anything that happens near the site like the recent splitting of the rock, is believed to be of cultural significance.

A Chronicle news crew on Thursday visited the area and were directed to Dewe village head Mr Micah Moyo who took the news crew to the site where the rock fell.

He said the incident occurred on February 25 at about 2 am and the community is still looking for answers. Said Mr Moyo:

Initially, the community thought the noise was from a gunshot at the nearby national park.

In the morning one of the villagers came and informed me that a rock had split into two at a mountain near Njelele but because of its proximity, it is safe to say the mountain is part of Njelele.

He said they hope the custodian of Njelele will organise spirit mediums so that they can consult the ancestors on what is happening as they believe the “ancestors are communicating.”

When they approached the site, Mr Moyo prayed seeking approval from the gods to allow the news crew to take pictures.

A traditional healer Mr David Nduna Mlilo said the fall of the rock at the shrine could be some communication from the ancestors or God.

Historian Mr Pathisa Nyathi said while the incident could be geological and scientific, the cultural aspect cannot be ignored considering the developments surrounding the custodianship of Njelele.

The Chronicle visited the homestead of the shrine’s caretaker custodian, Mr Ncube and his wife MaNyathi said she was not aware of her husband’s whereabouts.

She said he has been missing since December adding, “I have not seen him since but what I can tell you is that something is not right. I don’t know where he is and he is no longer phoning me.” 

More: The Chronicle

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27 Comments

》》》 5 months ago

Welcome to Africa were people make a fuss out of what is clearly simple WEATHERING.


Anonymous 5 months ago

"Please remember that you were an African, before anything else"

peaceThePeople 5 months ago

stop commenting using zvinyadzi
fellow Zimbabweans varikujeri most of them ma silly crimes like
...wat i know oneday someone will regret
... its a public platform pane vakuru nevadiki please respect n behave


peaceThePeople 5 months ago

stop commenting using zvinyadzi
fellow Zimbabweans varikujeri most of them ma silly crimes like
...wat i know oneday someone will regret
... its a public platform pane vakuru nevadiki please respect n behave


peaceThePeople 5 months ago

stop commenting using zvinyadzi
fellow Zimbabweans varikujeri most of them ma silly crimes like
...wat i know oneday someone will regret
... its a public platform pane vakuru nevadiki please respect n behave


Phidza 5 months ago

A few days ago a spirit was stung to death by bees in njelele area something is wrong somewhere believe or not


MuGrade 2 5 months ago

Maybe it has to do with custodianship..UKhulu shld not desert Njelele... uMaNyathi knows why uKhulu engekho ... she is e one to be blamed.


Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

Ya a lot has been happening lately, ukhulu bakebamhlukuza too much, uqinisile nxa usithi kubangwa isihlalo

MuGrade 2 5 months ago

Yep.. buh kufanele ukuthi usendlini yakhe eNkulumane..sought of baku separation...ithi ngingakhulumi okunengi iNjelele isingangitshaya...

Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

@muGrade2 ukhulu u Thobela nguye ongabonakaliyo?

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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 5 months ago

There is nothing wrong with nature, if you google you will get answers...


Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

Guys this is wild Africa, untamed. Somethings need not to be taken lightly, because it has never happened to us. As for my friend who believes in Google, has Google been able to answer the issue of Maimard/njuzu,Mhene yechivhanu or the Tokoloshi kana Nena Goritoto?


Kid 7 5 months ago

Let me quote "Njelele is believed to be a holy place where Africans used to communicate with God before the place was desecrated by colonialists."

Regai tichinzwa magwaro matsvene
Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Ichooo anzi "we were without God" hameno wavaitonamata coz shoko ratiudza kuti taisava naMwari panyika.


Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

Read the book of Jeremiah 35......

Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

@Kid 7 you speak the truth, these Christians must read the Jeremiah 35,the whole chapter and understand that God loves obedience

Kid 7 5 months ago

Psalms 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God...... Mashoko aMwari Matsvene Amen.

MuGrade 2 5 months ago

Religion,it depends on one's beliefs..we can argue on a daily basis buh one thing for sure, what you believe is e way,not everyone will believe is the way...

Ginious 5 months ago

Those shrines are evil altars.God has destroyed them.Nguva pfupi takanzwa nezvevamwe vakarumwa nenyuchi.Christians lets continue in prayers until the biggest altar falls.


chimuti 5 months ago

Ndozvazvinoita kana zuva rapisa


weathering. 5 months ago

WEATHERING chaiyo


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 5 months ago

@Hulk Hogan 😂 Njuzu ne Dragon hazvirarami its imaginations, hakuna mheni yemunhu kana tikolochi coz its darkness with no proof during the day. mazizi nemapere hazviroi there is a reason some animals hunt at night chete...


MuGrade 2 5 months ago

Arguing for the sake of argument isn't productive...Factos uyake ubone umuntu etshaywa ngugogomagela?

Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

You got a lot to learn boy.

factos 5 months ago

talking of something that occured on February thina siku March


Homo Erectus 5 months ago

So, are the white colonialists, you know -,the people who taught you how to read and write, who gave you the chance to go to school to be educated, who taught you but it seems with great difficulty, for you to move into 20th Century from the Stone Age, are they responsible for a big chunk of stone from breaking and rolling down a hill.???


Owes'khosini 5 months ago

There is no doubt that it's weathering to a non-spiritual person.
And to those who believe in the supernatural definitely there is a mystery which is yet be solved to understand what the spiritual realm is try to tell us.
I believe everyone has a right to beliefs let not your right be an abuse to other people.


a 4 months ago

wall aqTyqqqqdw



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