Old Magwegwe suburb residents in Bulawayo were left in shock on Monday morning when a stray baboon entered one of the houses where it had a quick breakfast – ravenously eating bread, bananas and tomatoes which were in the fridge.
According to reports, the creature caused chaos after residents started chasing it all over, saying it was a taboo to see a baboon roaming across the suburb.
They later caught up with the wild animal and killed it.
Millicent Pidzi, the owner of the house where the baboon feasted on bread, tomatoes and bananas said she had never seen such a thing in her life.
“When it entered my house the baboon shocked everyone when it started eating bread, tomatoes and bananas which were in the fridge. I think this baboon will bring us bad luck,” she said.
Some residents linked the incident to witchcraft.
“The incident might be also linked to witchcraft because at one point, a na_ked granny and a warthog were spotted in our community,” said an elderly resident, Saliwe Dube.
One woman, who was touched by the act, Thobekile Moyo, said it was something unusual to see.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before and was shocked when the baboon invaded my yard. I almost collapsed and I linked that to acts of witchcraft as some people can use juju to prosper in their lives,” a shocked Moyo said.