Parents Accuse School Authorities of Initiating Children into Satanism
Scores of irate parents have besieged Masasi High School in Marange, baying for the blood of school authorities whom they accuse of initiating their children into Satanism. The shocking case of Vanessa Mangatu, an 18-year-old former student, has incited fear and outrage among the community. Vanessa dropped out of school last year after she suddenly became crippled, allegedly due to her involvement with dark forces.
A Daughter’s Alarming Transformation
Vanessa’s mother, Ms Munorwireyi Mangatu, shared the distressing details to the Manica Post saying:
“Vanessa has tattoos that appear and disappear all over her body and these are tattoos of snakes, razor blades, and Chinese symbols.”
Ms Mangatu further claimed that Vanessa reported seeing two teachers dressed in black gowns who coerced her into going with them against her will.
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Fear and Refusal to Attend School
The revelations about Vanessa’s condition have resulted in a good number of students refusing to go to the school, fearing for their own spiritual and physical health. Ms Manyasha, a concerned parent, stated,
“My child was in the same class with Vanessa and she also saw the two teachers in black robes. Since Vanessa’s predicament, my daughter has refused to go back to the school.”
Demands for Action and Community Intervention
Incensed parents are now calling for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to transfer the two accused teachers, whom they hold responsible for the strange occurrences. Mrs Edith Basopo, a parent, expressed her firm stance:
“We are now afraid of keeping our children at this school. The teachers should be transferred or the school should be closed. We will not tolerate this.”
Manicaland Provincial Education Director, Mr Edward Shumba, acknowledged the severity of the situation, stating,
“This is a school that is affected and the school is in the community. There should be a community approach for this problem to be solved because if it is not solved that way, the problem will persist.”
A Spiritual Perspective
Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers’ Association President, Mr George Kandiero, weighed in on the matter, suggesting a spiritual explanation for the incidents:
“This is a clear case of something spiritual. In the Christian realm, they call it Satanism, but from a traditional perspective, these are spiritual attacks.” He believes the affected students are vulnerable and targeted for monetary or sexual gains by cults.
Mr Kandiero stressed the need for urgent intervention and exorcism, stating,
“There is need for exorcism among the affected learners. An expert in these matters can be engaged in order to interpret what is happening with the students.”
Medical Perspectives and the Search for Answers
While spiritual explanations dominate the discourse, local medical practitioner Dr Tendai Zuze highlighted the importance of medical evaluation:
“Vanessa’s diagnosis points to visual hallucinations which can have many possible medical causes — from psychosis, migraines, or seizures.” Dr Zuze emphasized the necessity of further medical assessment to fully understand Vanessa’s condition.
The incident at Masasi High School has unleashed a wave of shock and concern throughout the community, leaving parents desperate for answers and demanding immediate action to safeguard their children from the alleged dangers that haunt the school’s premises.