Pure drama took place in a Zimbabwean court recently when a self-confessed sorceress, Alice Masiyarwa was brought forward to confess to her macabre nocturnal activities.
According to ZBC Online, Alice Masiyarwa told the Murombedzi Magistrate Circuit court that she is a witch who ate the human flesh of 12 people, including that of her own children.
The self-confessed witch went further to hint that she found human intestines and tongues quite palatable, as the organs were soft and suitable for her gap-teethed mouth.
Masiyarwa revealed her lifestyle while answering to charges of labelling fellow octogenarian Mrs Pelagia Matemaringa a witch with whom she jointly practised witchcraft.
The offence emanated at a cleansing ceremony conducted by self-styled prophet 17-year-old Panashe Hlohla who was jointly charged with the self-confessed witch.
According to the state outline, 87-year-old Masiyarwa implicated the complainant Matemaringa as her partner in witchcraft.
The prophet, in turn, told his followers that the complainant had a stick which she used to open up graves, a rat that turned into a hyena, goblins and a clay-pot full of blood.
Both Masiyarwa and the self-styled prophet were found guilty of contravening a section of the criminal law codification and reform act by Magisttare Letwin Rwodzi who sentenced them to 3 effective months in prison or alternatively a US$50 fine each.
Three months were suspended for five years on condition the two will not commit an offence of a similar nature.
Partson Chirambwi represented the state.