Zengeza blast n’anga predicted death: Widow

CHITUNGWIZA – The 17 year old widow of the late Zengeza blast n’anga says her husband had predicted the events of that fateful afternoon. Five people were killed in a blast at a house in Zengeza 2 high-density suburb in Chitungwiza in January.

The late traditional healer Speakmore Mandere
The late traditional healer Speakmore Mandere with his wife Liliosa Punduma

Liliosa Punduma now claims her husband, Speakmore Mandere (Sekuru Shumba) knew something horrible that his powers could not compete with was going to happen.

“He had predicted his death after his spirit medium revealed that something challenging was going to happen. Hanzi homwe yangu yatarisana nezvichaikunda. He had a lot of money on that day in question which I suspect was looted by people who gathered at the place.

“Failure to hand over all that money will result in something happening. We lost our cellular phones and I survived after I hid in a refrigerator and only sustained injuries. After seeing how bodies had been mutilated, I was traumatised.

“Speakmore had many spirit mediums he was working with that includes shave renjuzu, chiorofita, mudzimu wenyoka and he could eat raw eggs after being possessed and I strongly believe in that.

“Donations from churches following the explosion did not help me because those who distributed them brought oversize clothing for both myself and the child. I am looking forward to sitting for my O’level examinations if I get money,” said Liliosa.

Liliosa’s mother also believed in Speakmore as both a traditional healer and prophet, “Speakmore was a traditional (healer) and a prophet at the same time. We went to his memorial service last week. “All prophets are traditional healers as well and I believe in both traditional religion and going to church,” she said.