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Food poisoning

Food poisoning

CHIREDZI – RELATIONSHIPS, especially those involving newly-weds, are collapsing at a fast and furious pace in many parts of the African continent because of intolerance, frustration and an unsatisfiable appetite for money.

The pace is even faster and more livid in the prevailing economic challenges.

The global economic challenges have ended marriages while those marriages built on a rock-solid foundation and true love have weathered the storm.

Economic challenges are synonymous with Zimbabwe, the Southern African country that has struggled for over two decades now.

In Masvingo province southeast of the country, there exists Chiredzi district.

It is here where Shalate Muzamani and husband Lisimati Chauke were married, in the tiny village of Machindu.

They are now based in neighbouring South Africa like millions of their compatriots that have fled the economic problems.

This is among tests their marriage has taken.

The worst setback was when six months down the line of marriage, Shalate mooted evil thoughts of killing her husband whom she felt was no longer making her happy.

She consequently headed back to the village of Machindu where she narrated her ordeal to her mother, Mhlaba Hassani.

Witchcraft and food poisoning

Witchcraft and food poisoning

“Mom, my husband is no longer as good as he used to be when we got married,” she told her attentive mother.

Shalate’s mother responded, “So how would you want me to assist save your unhappy marriage?”

The daughter replied: “I want you help me kill him so that I marry another husband who is richer.”

The mother thought for a while.

She came up with a plan knowing her son-in-law was a good young man and could not become a devil overnight.

“My daughter, I have heard you! Here is the plan. Let us go ahead and kill your husband who now bores you to death. I will give you some poison that you lace his food,” said the mother.

She added: “However, the poison would not kill him instantly. Instead, it would take at least 14-days wreaking havoc on the husband, Chauke’s interior until he died.”

“You shall apply this poison in the soup, but in small portions,” Mrs Hassani prescribed.

“However, during the course of 14 days leading to your husband’s death, I would request that you do me a small favour my daughter!”

Shalate asked, “What is that you would want me to do mom?”

Hassani responded, “I want you to pretend to love him deeply. The trick is that you should obey him, do as he says, wash all his dirty clothes in the house, cook for him, don’t quarrel with him nor challenge him so that your neighbours don’t suspect any foul play when your husband eventually dies.”

The response was positive.

“Yes mom, I will definitely pretend to love him much and do everything as directed,” she said.

During the 14 days of the poisoning plot hatched by mother and daughter, Shalate’s husband noticed some positive changes in her wife’s behaviour.

Chauke noticed her wife was humble, so caring, loving and no longer unnecessarily arguing with him anymore. She was no longer lazy and fulfilling her chores at home since she was unemployed.

That prompted him to cease his drinking sprees he embarked on to escape daily quarrels with his wife.

Chauke, impressed by his wife’s transformation, also surrendered custody of his bank cards, with huge amounts of money, to his submissive wife. He used to hide them before.

He now loved her wife like never before.

Concurrently, time was ticking towards the day of reckoning. The 14th day mother and daughter were waiting for.

A day before the husband’s presumed death, Hassani was “concerned” her daughter’s husband was taking too long to die.

She had in mind a more potent poison to administer, as she told her daughter while they sat in the hut.

“Since your husband is not fast dying, I have brought you this deadlier poison to finish him off,” Hassani said.

The response from the daughter was unprecedented.

“Mom, I no longer want my husband to die.”

“Why this time my beloved daughter?”

Shalate responded, “Mom, he is so romantic, lovely, caring and gives me money. Each time he comes from work, he helps me with daily chores….he is so lovely. I love him so much.”

The mother laughed her lungs out.

“Look my daughter, the brown powdered stuff I gave you was not poison. In fact, it was sorghum mealie-meal which I knew your husband’s favourite. That is why he did not die.”

She explained why she did not want her son-in-law killed.

“I knew your husband is always loving and caring, but I also noticed that the big problem was you my daughter. I hatched a plan to give you false poison while on the other hand urging you to be humble, love your husband, care for him and show respect hence he loved you back.”

When husbands are loved, they also love back.

That was the lesson she wished impart to her daughter.

“When you love someone wholeheartedly without looking at other men or rich people, your husband will always exceedingly love you.”

The mother’s intervention saved the marriage of her daughter and the life of her son-in-law.

The Chaukes are now based in Pretoria.

They are blessed with a son Tintswalo and daughter Tsakani and run a thriving business enterprise.

– CAJ News

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