Bad luck and ‘vutha’ strike family 10 times in Eastern Cape village

Bad luck and ‘vutha’ strike family 10 times in Eastern Cape village

- 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

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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.

Nofenitshala and her husband Zongezile Adonisi. Source: Daily Sun/Mbulelo Sisulu

Nofenitshala and her husband Zongezile Adonisi. Source: Daily Sun/Mbulelo Sisulu

Adonisi explained:

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.

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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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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