Pair Appears in Court For Bashing Grandma Over Witchcraft
By Princess Sibanda
Masvingo – A 69 year old lady was bashed by her grandchildren after being accused of bewitching them.
Piniel Mandinyenya (27) and Primrose Mandinyenya (20) of Chirove village under Chief Shumba appeared in court accused of assaulting their grandmother Ester Mandinyenya (67) of the same village whom they said was a witch.
It is the State case that on February 3, 2014 at around 1400 hours, the two accused went in search of their grandmother and found her working in her garden. They pulled out wooden logs from the garden fence and started beating her.
The case was reported at Machakata Police Station.
Piniel pleaded guilty before Province Magistrate Langton Ndokera and said they bashed her so she could reverse the spell she cast on them.
However, Primrose denied the allegations which resulted to the separation of trials between Primrose and Piniel.
For the reason that the accused (Piniel) appears to be mentally disturbed, it was recommended that he be examined by two medical specialists thus, the case was postponed to February 20 2014.