Karma caught up too quickly with a 27-year-old popular ‘pick pocket’, Mdu, on Monday morning after hisassignment to steal a wallet from his victim took an unexpected twist.
The culprit was said to have snatched a wallet from an elderly man suspected to be a Sangoma (traditional diviner) but to his amazement, while trying to check its content, it quickly turned into a deadly cobra in his hands.
An eye witness disclosed that Mdu tracked the alleged Sangoma who was about to board a taxi, confessed his crime and wanted to return the stolen item. He said:
“He stole a wallet from an old lad, people around are just saying the old man is a Sangoma but no one knows the man around. When he snatched the item, he went behind that billboard that’s when the wallet turned into a snake.
“Now he tracked the man and found him but the problem is the old fellow is denying his purse, he even produced a pouch like wallet as proof to show that the snake wallet wasn’t his.
“The snake is not biting him but its stuck in his hands he failed to throw it way, this is first grade black magic.
“The police just come after a commotion but they ignored the case, I am not sure what he is thinking right now but if the owner denies the wallet they will have to visit a popular local sangoma to cast out the spell”.
A police officer who was at the scene, revealed that they can’t do anything about it but have only called the Parks and Wildlife management department.