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Eight Prophets Drown In Zimbabwe While Competing To Retrieve “Holy Stick” From River



Eight self-proclaimed prophets have drowned throughout a ceremony in a river in Rushinga, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe.

The prophets from the Vadzidzi vaJeso apostolic sect drowned on Saturday, October 30, at Mazowe River. 

The incident came about at round 2pm on the Hungumwe River which lies on the confluence of Mazowe Tsvinje River when the prophets fell right into a trance throughout their annual Passover ceremony and stampeded into the river, ensuing of their drowning.

Based on native media, the prophets had been competing to retrieve a “holy stick” within the deep waters of the river throughout a ritual to pick out a Baptist.

The provincial growth coordinator for Mashonaland Central Province, Timothy Maregere, who confirmed the incident, stated that their our bodies had since been retrieved.


“The group consisted of 10 ‘prophets’ and solely two survived,” Maregere stated.

Mashonaland Central deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Naison Dhliwayo, on Sunday, named the now deceased as Nickson Singano (29)

Peter Marera (31), Tendai Marera (28), Alexeio Makombe (26), Tichawana Katiyo (32), Isaac Dokora (21), Lanciot Dokora (34) and Chriswell Kunyengerera.

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