- Zongezile Adonisi said his family has had a rough four months
- Mysterious fires, known as vutha, keep occurring at their home
- He said he has consulted sangomas to no avail
A distraught family in Nontshinga Village in the Eastern Cape claims mysterious fires, known locally as vutha, keep occurring at their home.
Speaking to Daily Sun, 67-year-old Zongezile Adonisi said his family has known no peace for four months after a series of 10 such fires.
He said the latest incident happened last Sunday when they saw smoke suddenly emerging from a closet. They found a fire consuming their clothes.
We haven’t had a peaceful night’s rest since May. First, we found one of our houses broken into and tin food missing. Police came and took fingerprints.
When more break-ins occurred, the family decided to stay awake one night in an attempt to catch the perpetrator. However, the suspect took off before they could catch him.
Adonisi said he has consulted several sangomas to stop the misfortunes to no avail. Even a church leader was unable to help them.
The local chief, Siyabulela Butshenge, said he informed police officers and the fire department about the incidents.
He appealed to well-wishers to assist the family in whatever way they can.
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