A Binga woman from Nakaluka Village is in murky waters after she dug up her late husbanda��s grave following a prophecy that the deceased man was going to torment her for the rest of her life because his body was positioned in a a�?wrong waya�?.
Sarah Siabi (54) reportedly hired men to dig up the grave of her husband Wilfred Siabi.
The woman was ordered to change her husbanda��s position in the grave if she wanted to avoid more deaths in the family.
Unfortunately, the womana��s brother-in-law was not happy about his brothera��s grave being exhumed and reported the matter to the police.
The woman was arrested and is facing charges of tampering with a grave.
The prosecutor, Mr Bruce Maphosa, told the court that on 25 July, the accused tampered with a dead body.
It is reported that on the fateful day, the woman approached her brother-in-law and told him about the prophecy.
She revealed that prophets warned her about more deaths in the family and said the only way of avoiding them was to change the body position of her husband in the grave.
It was said that if the deceased continued facing upwards, more family members were going to die therefore they had to change his position and make his body lie facing downwards.
The brother-in-law reportedly dismissed the prophecy and refused to take part in digging up the grave.
However, the woman was not moved and continued with her plan.
The brother-in-law alerted the Neighbourhood Watch Committee members who then found the woman in the company of three men digging up the grave.
Siabi pleaded guilty to the charges when she appeared before Binga magistrate, Mr Stephen Ndlovu.
She told the magistrate that she was not aware that she was committing a crime as she only wanted to change the body position and nothing more.
The magistrate slapped her with four monthsa�� imprisonment, two months were suspended on condition of three years of good behaviour and for the remaining months she will perform 180 hours of community service.