A 48-year old woman from Kuwadzana is at loggerheads with her neighbour after she allegedly told people that she breast feeds 26 cats and conducts witchcraft lessons.
The accusations did not go down well with Lizzie Kamombe, 48, who filed a police report leading to Margaret Masango’s arrest. Margaret denied the allegations when she appeared before Mbare magistrate Reward Kwenda charged with criminal defamation.
She was remanded out of custody on free bail on her trial. The State led by Tendai Mufembi alleges that at around 7pm, Lizzie was at her place of residence with her son and daughter in-law Theresa Savanga.
It is alleged that Margaret approached them at the house only to pay them a visit. Further allegations are that on her way back, she asked for a plastic bag intending to put her sweet potatoes before the son and daughter-in law refused to give her the plastic bag.
Further allegations are that after Margaret had left, Lizzie then asked her son and daughter-in-law why they had refused to give Margaret a plastic bag.
Theresa allegedly told her mother-in-law that Margret was spreading the message that she (Lizzie) was breast-feeding 26 cats, conducting witch-craft lessons and that her daughter was a goblin and she uses her when going to South Africa.
She further told people that Lizzie had once kept her mother’s corpse for four days before informing relatives about her death. Upon hearing the sad news, Lizzie made a police report leading to Margaret’s arrest