There was drama at Machipisa Shopping Center in Highfield, Harare, yesterday when a self-styled prophet clashed with the man who supplies fake goblins.
Trouble reportedly started after a Budiriro Madzibaba visited Edmore Simbi who claims that he makes and supplies fake goblins. The prophet disappeared after learning about H-Metro’s presence.
However, Simbi confirmed that he supplied a number of self-styled prophets with fake goblins.
“I had a misunderstanding with Madzibaba wekuBudiriro uko anga auya kuzotora zvimwe zvikwambo zvekunoitisa mari iye asati apedza kubhadara zvimwe zvaakatora last month,” said Simbi.
“He is supposed to give me US$60 for the goblins he took. That is the issue that attracted people here and he disappeared after he learnt that someone was calling H-Metro.
“I am in the business of making fake goblins and most of the prophets vanobata zvikwambo ndini ndinovatengesera.
“It has been my business for the past six years and I make them depending on what my clients want. “Zvinofema ndinogadzira nematatya, madzetse, uye kuisa ropa muzvidende; zvimwe zvidende zvacho ndinotengeserwa naadzimai vangu ava.
“I collect remains of dead snakes to make some of the fearful goblins and I knit some of them with zvuma while others I wrap them with traditional cloths,” said Simbi.
Simbi mentioned a number of self-styled prophets he claimed were among his clients. Apart from selling fake goblins, Simbi also sells snuff and herbs.