‘Evil spirits’ disrupt matric exams

2008-11-07 00:00

A group of matriculants have had their exams disrupted because they believe their school has been invaded by evil spirits.

A pupil at Zifaleni High School in Hammarsdale said the haunting began on the first day of the final exams. “Two students started screaming because they said they could see snakes,” said grade 12 learner Nhlanhla Vezi. “The very next day we were writing accounting and three other learners were affected. The third day of exams was chaotic.”

The three affected learners were taken to a neighbouring school, Siphesihle Primary, to write the remainder of their exams. This resulted in disruptions at both schools, with exams commencing at 9.30 am instead of 9 am as stipulated by the Education Department.

However, the problem did not end there. A further four pupils then reported seeing visions.

Zifaleni principal Lucky Luthuli said: “The situation is not good. All I can do is transport the affected children to a neighbouring school as suggested by the department when I reported the matter.

“The children are fainting while writing; I really don’t know what’s going on,” said Luthuli.

In despair, the principal called in a pastor to bring an end to the chaos.

The Reverend Bhekithemba Shezi is certain the children aren’t faking. He said, “Satan is operating through these kids and what’s sad is that as we are praying now (Friday) an affected child told me … teachers will be next.”

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