Satanism scare at Holy Rosary High School

By Tapiwa Machemedze

Parents of learners besieged Holy Rosary High School in Mvurwi on Friday after 20 school children allegedly became possessed by evil spirits in a suspect case of satanism.

School authorities were forced to lock the gates as furious parents wanted to storm the school until police intervened to calm the situation.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police Mashonaland Central Province Deputy Spokesperson, Sergeant Major Samuel Chikasha confirmed the case.

An eye witness alleged that a Form 3 girl gave chocolates to her colleagues, leading to the girls becoming possessed.

“A Form 3 girl (name withheld) who was transferred from St Philips Magwenya on satanism allegations came to Holy Rosary and gave other school girls chocolates, thereby introducing them to satanism. So, yesterday 20 girls were possessed, disrupting lessons at the school,” the source said.

The incident comes two months after a similar case happened at St Alberts High School in Mashonaland Central Province.