A 25-year-old man from Harare’s Mufakose suburb confessed to bedding a traditional healer’s 14-year-old daughter before passing away in excruciating pain two days later.
The late Kudakwashe Chiguma reportedly went to his 14-year-old victim’s parents where he pleaded for forgiveness for bedding their daughter and also sought permission to get the victim’s urine to survive.
One of the neighbours told H-Metro that Kudakwashe claimed that his sexual intercourse with a traditional healer’s daughter last Friday made him sick. She said:
Mwana akafa rufu runorwadza, aibuda ziya, achizvimba dumbu akabata sikarudzi yake achichema kusvikira afa. (The young man died a very painful death as he was sweating heavily, his stomach was swollen and he would groan with pain whenever he touched his manhood).
We took him to a medical doctor where he was examined and the doctor said he was suffering from ulcers.
Kudakwashe’s parents were in the village and we could not watch him struggling without help.
His friends took him to several traditional healers within Mufakose but to no avail.
Akazondiudza ini sambuya vechikuru akati ndakarara nemuzukuru wambuya vanorapa. (He eventually confesses to me, as an elderly woman, that she had sexual intercourse with a traditional healer’s granddaughter).
Akaenda kumba kwevabereki vake achikumbira weti yemwana waakarara naye sezvo vamwe vaiti ndiko kuti ararame asi vakaramba.
(He visited the girl’s parents and asked for the girl’s urine so that he could drink it and boost his chances for survival, as is claimed, but they refused).
He went to the house where he confessed but he could not get help.
The victim’s father admitted that Kudakwashe indeed came to his home and confessed that he had slept with his daughter and pleaded for his forgiveness. Said the father:
Kudakwashe aive muvakidzani wangu, aiuya pano apa achinditengera doro nekutandara kusvika usiku ndisingazive kuti airara nemwana wangu achimutadzisa kufunda.
(Kudakwashe was my neighbour and he would visit me often. He would buy beers for me and we used to spend a lot of time together, sometimes late into the night, little did I know that he was sleeping with my daughter and disrupting her studies).
Hanzi ndinokumbirawo ruregerero ndakarara nemwana wenyu saka ndabatwa nerunyoka. (He apologised for sleeping with my daughter, saying he was suffering from the effects of sleeping with a “locked” woman).
My wife got angry and rushed to the police to lodge a report against Kudakwashe.
She could not process the opening of the docket upon hearing that Kudakwashe had died at a police base seeking help.
He could have died at my house had it not been for my wife who chased him and his friends from here.
Hama dzake dzakazouya pano vakandibvunza ndikavaudza kuti handingaise runyoka pamwana wangu.
(His relatives came here but I told them there is no way I will lock my own daughter, a minor for that matter).
Yes, I am a traditional healer who can heal some ailments including locking cheating partners but I could not do this to my daughter.
Kudakwashe, a Nyau dancer and car park guard, reportedly spent the whole night with the traditional leader’s daughter while his friend was also bedding the minor’s 19-year-old sister at the same place last Friday night.
The deceased’s body was taken to Sally Mugabe Central hospital mortuary for post-mortem.