March 25, 2007

A close shave

Malawi: A witchdoctor's unconventional magic has resulted in a two year prison sentence, with hard labour.

People in Mulanje were going about their daily businesses but for two women and a 13-year-old girl all from the same family it was a morning of lifetime experiences. The three were having their pubic hair shaved with razor blades by a self proclaimed male witchdoctor who promised them the fortune of life.

One by one the three sisters were called into a bathroom a few metres away from their main house where they stripped naked before 21 year old Peter Harawara who sat there touching and shaving their private parts.

The women began to suspect something was amiss when he threatened them with death and demanded sex.

She said that same day Harawara was invited to their home where he explained to the three orphaned sisters that the medication required that they bathe in warm water with some concoctions and have their pubic hair shaved by the doctor himself.

He asked us to buy new razor blades. My elder sister, Mary, who was eight months pregnant was the first to enter the bathroom. I was second. He (Harawara) asked me to take off all my clothes and I strip naked while standing infront of him. He did not remove all the pubic hair though, explained soft spoken Susan who is married to a man living in Blantyre...

Mary, 22, who is nursing her one month old baby boy said she was threatened by Harawara that if they did not go through the ritual they would die as some people were after their lives.

Pregnant as I was, he shaved me. He later asked us to stand where we individually sleep. He then drew crosses all over our younger sister’s body using some black stuff declaring her a dead body as we all wept, recalled Mary.

The younger sister who is in standard six was at school the time Nation on Sunday visited their home.

Mary said the witchdoctor then made several incisions on their bodies and later demanded to have sex with Susan as his final step in the ritual.

When Susan protested he demanded that he be paid seven thousand kwacha or all of us would die. After some arguments with Susan, they reached a compromise of K550 for the whole ritual which was supposed to be free of charge, said Mary as she breast-fed her son.

Pubic hair barber was a twitNation on Sunday, 25th March 2007

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They began to suspect something was amiss when he threatened them with death and demanded sex? Not at the get naked and pubic hair shaving point? Isn't that just a little too trusting?

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