Zimbabwe: The Power of Witchcraft
Woman gives birth to a 38cm worm
Anna Mbizi, 38, went for regular check-ups at a doctor’s surgery and was told she was pregnant with her third child, yet without the benefit of an ultrasound scan.
“I consulted my doctor when I was two months pregnant and was told everything was normal. This was going to be my third baby,” Mbizi said.
She thought to be five months pregnant when she allegedly experienced labor-like contractions and gave birth to a worm in her bathroom.
“When I experienced the pains, I thought I was going to miscarry but I was shocked when a worm came out.”
She said she suspected that one of her neighbors who owed her $150 was behind her misfortune.
She said her neighbors had advised her to put coarse salt on the worm so that she is not cursed again.
“I put salt on the worm and it shrinked, changing to a liquid like thing and as you can see there is some blood in the residue,” said the emotional Ms Mbizi.
“I think my neighbor bewitched me,” she said.
“I examined the woman three months ago and she appeared to be two months pregnant but when she came back on Sunday night nothing indicated that she had been pregnant although there were signs of strain on her uterine tissue,” said the doctor.
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