Three naked witches reportedly dropped at a Johanne Masowe shrine in Mazongororo some 15km from Mpandawana where prayers were taking place on Saturday.
One of the church leaders Madzibaba Joshua, 31, revealed the incident to Masvingo Mirror adding that the witches were looking for one of their colleagues who had dumped the trade and joined the church.
He said that the witches carried rabbits, beads and a knobkerry (tsvimbo, tsuro nezvuma)”.
Madzibaba Joshua declined to give the full names of the witches or their pictures but he said that one Constance (now Madzimai Martha) belonged to one group of witches and they would take turns to kill a relative or a child for meat.
It is alleged that Constance deserted the group and joined Johanne Masowe when it was her turn to have a child killed.
This angered the other three who started looking for Madzimai Martha, but because of the powerful prayers of Tendai Gwatidzo (Madzibaba Edvon), the leader of the church, the three naked witches dropped at the shrine where Madzimai Martha was among the congregants praying at night.
During a prayer by Madzibaba Edvon, Madzimai Martha started manifesting making sounds of an owl (zizi). As the congregants sung more there was a strong wind and three naked women appeared,” said Madzibaba Joshua.
The witches confirmed at the church that they were looking for Constance who ran away and joined the church when it was her turn to kill her grandchild. The three witches were delivered and made to surrender all their tools of trade.
They are still to surrender their snakes, hyena and beads. They were released before dawn to go back home as their husbands would have died in their sleep had the witches arrived home after dawn, said Madzibaba Joshua.
Some members of Johanne Masowe, Ellen Mazhinji and Emillia Matope who claimed to have been at the church also confirmed the incident.