- A local woman took to social media to share images of a dead snake that she had been attempting to raise
- Judging by some of her replies, it appears as though she had been hoping to groom the snake to help her gain wealth
- While many Saffas responded with banter, according to some traditional experts, it is possible for a serpent to bring one riches
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A woman had South African social media users both amused and puzzled by her recent post about being saddened by her pet snake being killed.
Twitter user @naSkosana_ shared images of the small dead snake lying on the ground and revealed that she had been trying to raise it before someone killed it.
Interestingly enough, judging by some of her replies, it does not seem as though she had domestic intentions for it, but rather that she had hoped to groom it to help her gain wealth instead.
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“Baze bambulala ngisakhulisa Nkosiyam.”
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There is a belief that snakes can help one attain wealth or success through unconventional means.
A traditional expert, Gogo Bathini, once revealed in an interview with TshisaLIVE that snakes can be used to acquire riches. He also revealed that he specialises in dealing with celebrities and politicians but wouldn't be drawn into revealing any names.
“A snake, if it is well-bred with the right muti on it, can make your business go from one to 100. I personally specialise with celebrities, pastors, all sorts of prominent people, entrepreneurs, business people, a lot,” he said.
“That’s a black mamba. No matter how small it is. You don't want that thing near you.”
“Ewu besizoba ryt sonke.”
“Thiza wam bakuncedile from ingozi eza naye.”
“Ukhulisa iblack mamba?”
“ Sorry... Mali gone.”
“Did you at least try CPR?”
Nick Evans catches large deadly black mamba hidden under a kid's bed
In a separate story, Briefly News reported that brave snake catcher, Nick Evans caught a big black mamba that had slithered into a child’s bedroom.
A video recorded and shared by Living Zoology shows him headed to the home. He soon enters the bedroom where he looks around in search of the serpent. After opening the curtain, he notices something and moves the bed to find the large mamba hidden underneath.
He is heard shouting with surprise at the large and deadly snake before working to get hold of it. Evans manages to hold it and place it into a bucket safely.
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