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Magic penis accused may be cursed

2011-08-14 16:15

Malelane - Eleven villagers accused of setting a pastor alight after accusing him of using a magic penis to sleep with women still don't know whether they'll face trial or not.

This comes after their case was once again postponed in the Boschfontein periodical court on Thursday.

“We are still waiting for the Director of Public Prosecutions to decide if the case is ready for trial, but, as the police, we are done with all the investigations,” provincial police spokesperson Hlathi told African Eye News Service (Aens).

Initially, 12 villagers, aged between 28 and 50, were arrested in February after Albert Malwane, a pastor of the Izwi Zion Christian Church in Jeppes Reef outside Malalane, was burnt to death a day before.

One of them, Sunnyboy Mthalala, died on May 16 after complaining of painful and swollen feet. He also vomited blood.

Villagers told Aens that when Malwane was buried, his family placed a curse on those responsible for his death.

Malwane's father, Timothy Malwane, confirmed that a curse was released at the pastor’s funeral to haunt his son's killers.

Malwane was dragged from his one-roomed house in the Etitandini informal settlement near Jeppes Reef south of Malalane and taken to a hill, where he was set alight.

Malwane's house was also burnt and his wife and daughter went into hiding.

Community members had accused him of talking to animals and using an invisible penis to sleep with women in the informal settlement.

They also accused his wife of turning into a snail and terrorising the community.

The 11 accused have not been asked to plead to charges of murder and arson and are all out on R1 000 bail each.

They are expected to appear in the same court on September 29.
 

Comments
  • Nunya - 2011-08-14 16:27

    And these people are expected to vote and govern a country.......

      Flower27 - 2011-08-14 16:44

      So true! Sent this article to my family overseas, they could not believe it!

      Macho Mike - 2011-08-14 16:54

      What a "cock-up" this penis story is. Shows how problematic life in SA has become. And then to cap it all, these self same people who belief in magic penis's, snails and the such like are the very same idiots who have the power to determine SA's future. Eish, i need to change and become the next President. Oh, and by the way, has anybody seen the snail slurping around.....?

      nzs - 2011-08-14 17:15

      Flower, "So true! Sent this article to my family overseas, they could not believe it!" I am sure that people overseas cannot believe that whites still have the temerity to deny the benefits apartheid and all its polices heaped on them, yet today they claim that black people have now benefited sufficiently (in the past 17 years) that the playing field is now levelled. I am sure there is quite a lot that people overseas do not believe about South Africans' mindset (whether they are black or white).

      michaelx - 2011-08-14 17:24

      IS THIS PRE-STONE AGE OR NEANDERTHAL ERA? WHAT THE HELL KIND OF BRAIN DEAD THINKING IS THIS??? AND THIS GARBAGE VOTE FOR AN ANC GOVERNMENT?????WTF.

      Nunya - 2011-08-14 18:10

      @nzs...shuttup, or I turn you into a fat little toad like Malema!!!

      waynedv - 2011-08-15 09:40

      @michaelx It's no worse a belief than Christianity, so what's the big deal?

      Justin.A - 2011-08-15 13:17

      @nzs //I am sure that people overseas cannot believe that whites still have the temerity to deny the benefits apartheid and all its polices heaped on them, yet today they claim that black people have now benefited sufficiently (in the past 17 years) that the playing field is now levelled.// This has nothing to do with the article, the playing field can never be levelled when people are plagued by primitive superstitions, especially when these are endorsed by their leaders. Liberation before education indeed.

      Annabel - 2011-08-20 13:23

      @MichaelX All religion requires that its adherents are brain dead. Ancestral worship and Abrahamic/Jehovah worship are no different in that regard. Because otherwise there'd be no religion.

  • djg - 2011-08-14 16:27

    and this lot ladies and gentlemen are responsible for voting the anc into power

  • chonkie - 2011-08-14 16:31

    i hate this place - R1000 bail WTF What the Fck - they set a human on fire!!! - i got a speeding fine last week of R1800 - should have burnt the speedcop - would have saved myself R800

  • Anonymus - 2011-08-14 16:34

    i dont even know what to say.........

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-14 16:45

    Still,in this day and age..? Now Zuma & his comrades want's to blame whites?

  • ProudofPink - 2011-08-14 16:47

    No wonder SA is in the state it is if this bunch have the vote. And they have the nerve to blame it on apartheid and the whitey instead of looking in the mirror at their own primitive beliefs. So very sad.

      waynedv - 2011-08-15 09:38

      "primitive beliefs" ? What about Christianity which could be defined as: "The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree."

  • Daveza - 2011-08-14 16:51

    'They also accused his wife of turning into a snail' , 'using an invisible penis to sleep with women' Did I wake up in year 2 ? Come on, throw the lot in jail for life. Now, before creationists use them as proof that evolution is a myth.

      Epicurius - 2011-08-14 17:07

      Unbelievable that these cultural beliefs are said to be deserving of respect. No apologies for stating that they deserve nothing short of merciless mockery for being the utter infantile nonsense they are.

      Epicurius - 2011-08-14 17:58

      As for the era these credulous murderers are trapped in, more like early bronze age. Even the people in Year 2 would have been looked at funny by their peers for believing that.

  • So What If.. - 2011-08-14 16:51

    I want one too! An magic penis... Sounds great!

      CB Hackworth - 2011-09-14 07:01

      Not just a magic penis, my friend. An INVISIBLE magic penis!!!

  • Macho Mike - 2011-08-14 16:53

    What a "cock-up" this penis story is. Shows how problematic life in SA has become. And then to cap it all, these self same people who belief in magic penis's, snails and the such like are the very same idiots who have the power to determine SA's future. Eish, i need to change and become the next President. Oh, and by the way, has anybody seen the snail slurping around.....?

      First-year Philosophy Student - 2011-08-14 17:17

      Whoa man that joke was, like, totally way more funny the second time.. Rock on man

  • Popit - 2011-08-14 16:55

    They should use this as part of "The Wild" plot. Make it truely an African soapie..

      Epicurius - 2011-08-14 17:11

      This is way too detached from reality to even make it onto the plot of a soapie. This is more for the Twilight Zone.

  • Henk van Tonder - 2011-08-14 17:07

    Africa WILL NEVER come out of the dark ages. Everything wrong about this country can be traced back to the blind following of Chief figures (ANC heavyweights), muti and witchcraft. Just about all the top black politicians still slaughter animals and partake in black magic to appease their ancestors.

      Annabel - 2011-08-20 13:26

      WILL NEVER...?!? Only, Mr Henk van Tonder, if folk like you and I do not work to make the difference. Or do you think the rest of the world never had it's Dark Ages too?

  • trevor06 - 2011-08-14 17:10

    @Whatif, I also want a magic penis :) HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! They accused her of turning into a snail, and terrorisng the community? ARE U FRIKKEN SERIOUS!!! A snail? come on, they have the entire animal, insect, reptile, fish, and mammal kingdom to choose from, and they said she turned into probably one of the most harmless, and slow creatures!!!What did she do? leave a trail of slime over the village? Whats next? " 11 villagers are on trial, for accusing a woman of turning into a bunny rabit, and terrorising the town, they also torched a man who had a 3rd nipple!!!" lol

      Daveza - 2011-08-14 17:16

      Snails love vegetables - their favourite meal.

  • May - 2011-08-14 17:12

    Once again we are the laughing stock of the entire world!!!!!

  • May - 2011-08-14 17:22

    Welcome to my world!!!!!! LMFAO !!!!!

  • sipholess - 2011-08-14 17:32

    Unfortunately, it's a no win situation. South Africa is in the toilet, just waiting for the flush.

  • Christo - 2011-08-14 17:57

    I'm speechless

  • Hannes Strydom - 2011-08-14 18:26

    I am sure glad I wasn't around when that snail was terrorizing the community! I wouldn't be able to handle the sleepless nights.

  • sikotaluga - 2011-08-14 18:28

    Most of these comments are mostly portraying titanic features of a country filled with ignorant, intolerant and racially driven hatred. I agree with the sentiments of viciousness on the side of culprits, the deterioration on the rule of law but I find it perplexing for the English and Afrikaaners to always convert things to racial connotations. If people wanna discuss idiocy with culture & beliefs; think about the religions that believe on people changing sticks to snakes, dividing the ocean using a stick, feeding thousands with five loafs & two fish, awakening the dead, believing in demons that can convert into any shapes, life after death etc. Moreover, most of their imbalanced argument on Afrocentric beliefs will be the provision of a tangible proof. All I’m saying is that we should attack the act of the relevant person or group but not generalise or crucify Afrocentric beliefs.

      Dmitri - 2011-08-14 18:43

      A snail? Maybe they got the curse wrong?

      Darkwing Duck - 2011-08-14 18:48

      @sikotaluga - I agree with you, however you will find that the majority of individuals who know their bible stories still only consider them to be stories. I don't think many bible believers would believe any such claims if they were made today - let alone be led to act as those villagers did!

      x - 2011-08-14 20:07

      DD I don't agree with you. Telepathically speaking to your 'creator', who also happens to float around earth as a ghost? And before that he manifested as his own son who died and he resurected himself (with angels hanging about) and then he floated up to himself on a cloud? Sounds quite crazy to me. Anyway sikotaluga - in this case I think evil snail and magic penis definitely traunces evil, talking snake and magic apple :)

      Justin.A - 2011-08-15 13:11

      //All I’m saying is that we should attack the act of the relevant person or group but not generalise or crucify Afrocentric beliefs// Disagree, a belief system that accomodates for supernatural nonsense and aggrivates or promotes violence should be shown for the sham it is, Afrocentric or not.

  • Johan Erasmus - 2011-08-14 19:12

    It is true! I saw the snail myself. It was in the lettuce just before I cooked it to feed my cat her weekly lettuce broth.

  • x - 2011-08-14 19:46

    Why do people think these beliefs are so rediculous, yet Christianity has exactly the same type of bizarreness about it yet people don't think it is from the middle-ages? I wonder how many of the people laughing here at these beliefs also Christians. While you are pressing the thumbs down, take a moment and try and understand.

      John - 2011-08-14 22:51

      Oh please, you are confusing a belief in witchcraft, magic penises and magic snails with religion. Go troll somewhere else.

      x - 2011-08-14 23:23

      Oh I struck a nerve. May I point out that the Bible is full of the same type of witchcraft and magic things such as snakes, apples and various other objects. My point is that if you are born into a religion/belief, that is what most people believe no matter what. These beliefs are as valid for the believer than what you believe in. As I pointed out above, I think in this instance the evil snail and magic penis beats the evil, talking snake and the magic apple.

      waynedv - 2011-08-15 09:45

      @x "My point is that if you are born into a religion/belief" ... I beg to differ - but just on a technicality. We are born in a state of non-belief and then society, through the agency of our parents, indoctrinate us into belief. And to add my favourite summary of Christianity : "The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree."

      Annabel - 2011-08-20 13:18

      @John "you are confusing a belief in witchcraft, magic penises and magic snails with religion." It's not a confusion --- they're the same thing. You just call it religion if it's yours and witchcraft if it's someone elses.

  • Andy - 2011-08-14 19:48

    Oh no! A snail terrorising the community!!! I'm scared!

  • Leon - 2011-08-14 23:10

    I wish i had a magic Penis ....

      Annabel - 2011-08-20 13:11

      Why? Do you want to burn too?

  • fconnection - 2011-08-15 00:16

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha are you sure it was not a apartheid penis that would have made more sense

  • Simon - 2011-08-15 10:30

    Someone build a school in that town please

  • standuhar - 2011-08-15 11:29

    More proof that they have not evolved. They just don't swing from branches anymore.

      Annabel - 2011-08-20 13:16

      YOU'RE proof that the human race has not evolved ... just doesn't swing from branches any more!

  • Pantsonfire - 2011-08-15 11:53

    I live and work in the wonderful province of Mamparalanga and this kind of stuff is fairly wide spread. If I p!ss off a "traditional" colleague at work, I can fully expect allsorts of bewitching things to show up - white dust at my office door, little bags of hair or funny little insect bits near my car, etc. People also believe the craziest things - blue-headed kogelmanders will cause you to be struck by lightening, if you find a snake in your house, someone is bewitching you (some people even take time off work to "recover" from this), eat the bark of a tree struck by ligtening and it will cure AIDS, boil the seeds of a sausage tree and rub it on your manhood and it will get bigger, etc, etc. It is actually quite entertaining...

      Annabel - 2011-08-20 22:32

      I think you're mixing up your "spirits" religions somewhat. Try adding water!

  • Annabel - 2011-08-20 13:10

    I think a lot of folk posting here are rude, insensitive without any real clue how lucky they themselves are. You're being derogatory about villagers in a very small border town who do not have and never have had the benefits of your/our worldly experience or education. Yes. It's what? 17 years since apartheid ended and the fault is ours, not theirs, that these folk still have not had good decent education and facilities and still labour and live under ancient superstition. They know and believe what they've been taught; like any of us. We who know better have done exactly nothing to rectify that and ensure good opportunity and education. We, not they, should be ashamed of ourselves.... because their misapprehension has its roots in our selfishness and negligence.

      Pieter - 2011-08-27 19:18

      I have just placed a curse on Zuma and Malemmer to turn them into Platannas so they can go back to their ponds.

  • Octarin - 2011-10-26 13:18

    Excuse me mates, but what does the "white man oppression" and apartheid have to do with superstitions of the common people? White man brought the fear of the dark? White man brought the voodoo and hoodoo and blood magic and all such crap? So, because some africans think that killing a man before elections makes them powerful it's the "white man" to blame? Get a bit real, this is *a people's* traditional practice that the western "white" world seems to find unacceptable. Invisible penis.... good grief...

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