Chimanimani Man Struck By Lightning While Seeking Spiritual Assistance At Madzibaba’s Shrine
A Chimanimani man died after he was struck by lightning at a faith healer’s shrine where he had gone to seek his spiritual assistance last week on Monday.
Tichaona Mathew Ngoma, 30, died at Madzibaba Tarisai Misheck’s shrine, The Manica Post reports.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) deputy spokesperson in Manicaland Province, Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka, said the incident happened in Chibuwe Village in Chief Mutambara’s area.
Ngoma visited Madzibaba Misheck’s shrine on October 21 seeking spiritual assistance. Madzibaba Misheck advised him to stay at the shrine for seven days and he complied.
On October 24, Ngoma and his colleague, Valentine Mukomo, went to a nearby river to Bath. After bathing, they proceeded to a nearby bush to fetch firewood as they wanted to cook.
It started raining and they rushed back to the shrine and left the firewood under a tree.
They sought shelter in a tent that was at the shrine. Ngoma was struck by a lightning bolt and died on the spot.
Ngoma’s body was taken to Nyanyadzi Rural Hospital mortuary.