Gweru Traditional Healer Loses Property In Dawn Inferno1 year ago
A well-known traditional healer Jestina Moyo popularly known as Gogo MaMoyo based in Gweru’s Mtapa suburb lost her healing tools and property in a fire that burnt down her room in the wee hours of last Thursday.
The exact cause of the fire has not been established but it is suspected that it was started by children from her neighbourhood.
The children were allegedly smoking out a snake that had entered their room with a burning tyre.
Gogo MaMoyo, who lives alone at Zimuto Street in Mtapa, lost her traditional healing paraphernalia, clothes, kitchenware and a wardrobe in the fire.
A neighbour Prisca Chari told the Sunday News that they were alerted of the fire at around 5 AM and observed smoke billowing out of Gogo MaMoyo’s room. She said:
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At around 10 PM I heard children screaming about a snake and I went out and asked them to come and sleep at my place because their parents were not around.
They refused and I left them burning tyres trying to suffocate the snake.
The following morning at around 5 AM we heard noise about the fire and when I peeped through the window, I saw a cloud of smoke enveloping Gogo MaMoyo’s room.
Chari and other people from the neighbourhood tried to put out the fire before the Fire Brigade crew arrived.
Another neighbour, Pressure Maturure, who also attended the scene said Gogo was staying alone since she lost her husband mysteriously about five years ago.
More: The Sunday News