Harare woman, whose daughter’s corpse was defiled by a drunk stranger, says she believes the dreadful act was done for ritual purposes.
Phillipa Mazhindu (47) narrated to NewZimbabwe how the stranger, only identified as Bigman, entered the room where mourners sat with her daughters’ body and proceeded to perform a sexual act with the corpse.
The intruder was accompanied by a friend and were both drinking beer and smoking cigarettes.
Bigman who has since been arrested is said to have said he loved the deceased woman and regrets that she died before they had sexual intercourse.
The accused is also said to have added that it was still not too late for them to have sex before he went on top of the corpse where he performed some sexual acts. The mother of the deceased narrated:
He then said that even if she was dead, there would be nothing wrong with him fulfilling his desires.
He proceeded to uncover the corpse, which was lying in the room, slept on top of it and made up and down movements simulating sex whilst his friend blocked us from interfering.
How will I manage to live with this kind of trauma! I suspect these men had a ritual intention because when Bigman was searched by neighbours who came to my rescue, they discovered a dead rat, red cloth and a plant root in his pockets.
He even said even if people beat him up for his actions, he had already accomplished his mission.
Bigman is said to have only stopped the act after neighbours were alerted by Mazhindu’s screams.