Masimba Chirayi, a pastor has killed one Wendy Thinnamay Masuka, a member of the New Johanne Masowe, after accusing her of being a vampire. The incident was said to have happened over the weekend while the 37-year-old clergyman was baptising congregants.
He told a court in Zimbabwe that she had appeared dangerous and he had to kill her to save other congregants from the impending danger. m.
“In my eyes she was like a vampire possessed by demons, she was violent and I thought she was going to kill people so I kept her submerged in water until I overpowered her,” he said.
According to court papers, Chirayi was conducting a cleansing and baptism session. He was released on bail and the date for trial fixed for May, 2018. Several congregants are expected to testify against him.