PASTOR BURNS NEPHEW | A six year old boy from Somerby Estate is nursing serious wounds on both palms after he was allegedly burnt by his aunt on suspicion he had stolen their neighbors sweet potatoes.
The minor has been treated at Norton Hospital but is still in serious pain.When H-Metro visited the minor at their plot, his aunt -Constance Saruchera (37)- acknowledged that the boy got burnt but denied that she deliberately did so.
She however blamed the fracas on evil spirits but did not lodge a complaint with the police.
A close source said Saruchera has been ill treating her nephew since she started staying with him.”This child has been nursing injuries for more than two weeks now; his aunt has been hiding him from the community because she was scared of criticism.
“She was officially training as a pastor at the community church, Grace Zaphanath Ministries and I could not believe what she has done to this poor child.
“My nephew is the one who went to her house the day the incident took place and he saw Saruchera placing an iron plate on fire saying she wanted to burn her traditional medicine.
Saruchera also blamed the community for trying to bring her down spiritually.
“I confirm that my nephew’s hands are burnt but i was not the one who pushed hi, I was trying to warn him against stealing from neighbours as had become a habit.
“I would never do that to him, he is like a son to me and I said to him ndinoda kukupisa tumaoko itwotwo tunoba mudzimba dzevanhu, warning him against the habit,” She said.
She explained that her nephew lost balance and placed his hands on the red-hot iron plate.
“I hope you are aware of how evil spirits work. I do not comprehend what happened. He lost balance which led him to place his hands on the plate,” added Saruchera.