Four armed robbers were caught loitering in a yard at a house in the leafy suburb of Selborne Park in Bulawayo after they entered a spiritually “fenced” house.
The robbers scaled over the precast wall but failed to get into the house despite being armed with an iron bar, axe and machete.
The owner of the house, who requested not to be named as she feared being attacked, said she heard footsteps inside the yard and peeped through the window to see four armed men.
“Last week on Wednesday at around 2.30 am, I heard footsteps in the yard and when I peeped through the window, I saw four men who were armed with an iron bar, axe and a machete,” said the owner of the house, who is a gold miner and a farmer.
She revealed that the thieves loitered around the yard and did not make an effort to break into her house as she had “fenced” her house through the help of Prophet Black Elisha.
The businesswoman said after losing US$35 000 and R21 000 to armed robbers in September this year, she was living in fear and had sought the services of Black Elisha.
“A friend advised me to engage Prophet Black Elisha and I approached him for his services to spiritually lock my yard. I sought his help but I had doubt in my mind that the “fencing” thing would work but to my surprise it worked,” she said.
She said in the latest incident, she had called the police who, however, indicated they did not have transport and she ended up calling a neighbour who alerted other neighbours who then came and apprehended the four robbers.
The businesswoman said the neighbours were shocked to find robbers loitering in the yard.
“They could not believe it when they saw four robbers, who seemed clueless about where they were, loitering in my yard.
“My neighbours beat them up and asked them what they were up to but they only wailed and appealed for forgiveness,” said the businesswoman.
She said the neighbours had to keep close watch of the robbers for about two hours.
“Police officers came at around 5.30am and took them,” she said.
Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele said: “We have not yet received such a report.”
Prophet Black Elisha said: “The businesswoman approached me after robbers had robbed her of her substantial savings. I had to spiritually lock her yard. I’m happy because the thieves were caught and they didn’t steal anything.”
Black Elisha is also famed for spiritually locking unfaithful men or women.