The deserted homestead

Neighboura�� sona��s ghost terrorises family

Nhlalwenhle Ncube
THE Nkala family from Dlawa village in Nkayi is reportedly being haunted by their neighbour Shadreck Ndimandea��s son who died a year ago.

Joram Nkala and his wife Sethulelo Ndlovu who died a few months apart allegedly claimed to have seen their dead neighbour in their dreams. Now the remaining family members believe therea��s a ghost out to finish them.

Bongani Moyo from the village, told B-Metro about the circumstances linked to the death of the two.

a�?Shadreck Ndimandea��s son was found dead near Nkalaa��s homestead a year ago. What led to his death is unclear and up to this day no one knows what transpired. After his burial, his father did some rituals on the grave,a�? he said.

A year later, strange incidents started happening at Nkalaa��s homestead and it is reported Nkala was the first to complain of seeing the dead man.

a�?The rumour that Ndimandea��s dead son was haunting the Nkala family came out at Jorama��s funeral gathering.

a�?Though it was not confirmed at the time, when Nkalaa��s wife died a few months later, their children opened up on the matter.

a�?After the burial, the two children deserted the village and left their livestock at their unclea��s home. We do not understand why the dead man chose to haunt Nkalaa��s family instead of his family,a�? said Moyo.

The village head Danisa Ncube received a report about the issue.

a�?I know about the deaths which happened at Nkalaa��s homestead and I just got an official report from their relatives about what transpired before their deaths and that they need help.

a�?I am yet to have a meeting with the relatives and see what could be done since the children have also run away fearing for their lives,a�? he said.

Nqobani Nkala, the family spokesperson revealed that they had tried numerous times to apologise to Ndimande, but he chased them away.

a�?Since my brother and his wife both died claiming that they were being haunted by Ndimandea��s dead son, we decided to apologise, but Ndimande chased us away saying he didna��t know what we were talking about.

a�?We do not know what to do and Nkalaa��s two sons ran away and we do not know their whereabouts,a�? Nqobani said.

When Ndimande was contacted for comment, he did not have kind words for the Nkala family. a�?It seems they know better about my sona��s death. I have nothing to discuss with them because we will never bring back the dead to life,a�? he said.