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Friday, 26 December 2014

Photos: Startling confessions of a female witchdoctor

Article written by Freelance journalist and writer for Synagogue Church. Read below...
A lady at the centre of a sex scandal involving a prominent South African Pastor has given a shocking confession at a church in Lagos, Nigeria following her ‘deliverance’.
Olipha Dube, a 34 year old of Zulu origin, revealed that she had practised as a ‘sangoma’ or witchdoctor for many years, exposing some eerie secrets behind the mysterious ‘profession’.
“This is the time to expose the kingdom of darkness and what the devil is doing in so many people’s lives by deceiving them to believe that witchcraft, witchdoctors, herbalists and traditional healers have a solution,” Dube emphatically began after a clip showing her ‘deliverance’ was shown to church congregants.

The clip showed the pastor praying for Dube, upon which she violently reacted and an uncanny voice spoke out through her, identifying itself as ‘the great lion’. “I have given her too many powers,” the ‘spirit’ confessed. “I make her do anything I send her. I have given her wisdom to do what I want her to do, to break people’s marriages, to break homes. She is a witchdoctor.”
  
Olipha explained that her professional nursing career inexplicably nosedived, prompting a friend to advise her to seek ‘alternative’ help. Following consultation at a herbalists home, the response she received from her creepy counsellor was an unexpected one. “He told me I had a gift from the ancestors and I was supposed to be a sangoma myself,” she recalled. “I agreed. At that time, I thought it was a solution.”

After going to an ‘initiation school’, incisions were strategically placed throughout her body with several darkish substances known as ‘muti’ rubbed in so as to infuse with her blood. “Those charms are to give you powers to see what other people don’t see, powers to be able to communicate with the spiritual world,” she explained.  

After starting her practice as a traditional healer, the thirst for deeper knowledge and more advanced powers spurred Olipha to pass through another ‘initiation’. “I paid a lot of money and he taught me how to use plants, herbs and trees – to mix them with animal parts – to produce whatever charms you wanted to,” she divulged.

Olipha built an altar in her bedroom, as well as erecting a house in her garden dedicated to paying homage to her ‘ancestors’. “You would use that to store your charms and for consultation,” she explained. At this stage, her daily life literally revolved around witchcraft. “Before I could speak to anyone in the morning, I had to speak to the ancestors at my altar... They would tell me how my day was going to be like - the challenges I was going to meet, the people that would come and see me, the charms to use to be able to succeed through the day.”

Dube said she had to maintain constant connection with these ‘ancestors’. “I had powers in my eyes, tongue and all over my body,” she told the shocked congregation. “If you take a look at my body now, I have incisions everywhere, even in my private parts.”

She described the services of a witchdoctor as a ‘one-stop-shop’ where you are “expected to provide solutions for a variety of problems”.  However, everything came with strings attached. “There is no consultation for free. We would first throw the bones on the floor and get information we want about the past, present and future. If the person really wants the problem solved, we would move to the next level where they would have to pay. The deeper the problem, the more the money.”

Citing an example of a ‘love-charm’ , the former sangoma explained how she would use plants to create attention and an animal to produce affection. “In this case, I would choose a female dog,” she revealed. “We would wait for the time of mating to capture the dog. At that time, the dog is enraged and uncontrollable. You would remove the parts you require from that dog, dry them in the sun and mash them.”

According to Dube, if people consulting witchdoctors knew the contents of the charms given them, most would run for their dear lives. “When people come, they just see powder – they don’t know that this is actually an animal. We would make an incision, put that animal together with other charms in the person’s body, in their blood. That is going to produce the effect from the behavior of the dog in that person’s life. When the man she wants to marry sees her, something will just happen to him and he will lust after her.”

However, there were serious side-effects! In this particular instance, Dube explained, after a short-lived romance, hatred would set in leaving the relationship in tatters. “At that stage, that is when people start moving from one witchdoctor to another because they think maybe your charms are not powerful enough. The more they go to witchdoctors, they more they use these charms, the more they go deeper and deeper into their problems,” she revealed.

Explaining the rationale behind this, Olipha explained, “The aim was to get people hooked. Once a person gets hooked, it’s impossible to get them out… The more you hunt for greater power, the more you expose yourself into deeper problems. You would even get to a level where you would go to those traditional healers who use human body parts to create charms.”

Revealing more about an increasingly common complaint in churches today - having sexual encounters in dreams - Olipha stated, “One of the best ways to create a problem in a person’s life is to get either a spiritual husband or a spiritual wife. This was best done in a graveyard, the former spiritualist sensationally told the stunned crowd.

If you wanted to raise a spiritual husband for a woman, you would randomly select any male grave, looking at the name of the tombstone. Most importantly, you would have to buy this spirit. I would tell the spirit – ‘As from today, you are married to ‘so-and-so’. You are going to stay with her and perform all the duties a husband does to and for his wife.’  Soon afterwards, my client would come to me and say, ‘I am very happy – their life is in shambles. She lost her job. Her husband left her.’ ”

However, despite touting herself as a ‘solution-provider’ to others, Olipha was beset by crippling financial challenges. “I lost my business and all of my assets. I was very upset, bitter and angry and decided it was time for me to find something else but I had not made the decision to find God because of the Christians that were also coming to me for consultation. I saw all Christians as fake. I went to a lot of other herbalists, traditional healers and witchdoctors. Instead, my situation got worse and worse until I lost everything.”

At this point, Dube visited the controversial South African Pastor Mboro of Incredible Happenings Ministries to seek ‘deliverance’. However, their relationship soon grew sour as Dube publicly accused him in the popular South African tabloid newspaper ‘Sunday World’ of abusing her and ‘sexploiting’ her personal problems for his own gratification, resulting in a contentious court case.

In the midst of this, fear steadily welled up within Olipha. She wanted to get out but the ethics of her ‘profession’ did not permit backtracking! “I was living in constant fear,” she stated. “I even gave my car away because I was too scared to drive. These spirits were always telling me that I was going to die. I knew that they were after my life.”

Growing more desperate and steadily losing hope, it was at this point that one of her ‘students’ directed her toward a Christian station called Emmanuel TV. “I was shocked. I saw people manifesting, talking about the very same things we would do to other people. I saw Prophet T.B. Joshua commanding the spirits to go out in one word. I saw people with the same problem that I had being helped and knew that this was where my solution would come from.”

Resolving to visit The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria, Olipha had a dramatic experience when she was prayed for. “As the prophet was approaching me, I felt this big force that was blowing me. I felt something deep inside my tummy shifting and shaking my intestines in an uncontrollable way.” At this point, Dube said a voice within her instructed her to run as fast as possible away but something inexplicably restricted her movement.

“I just had to surrender right there. Before I knew it, this lady grabbed me, lifted me up and told me I was delivered,” she stated. “Since the deliverance, I have this peace inside of me. I can sleep. I am just in tranquillity.”

Olipha is packed with advice following her extensive sojourn in the world of darkness. “I have a lot of advice. Firstly to Christians – ‘If you want to be a Christian, be a Christian’. People who go to traditional doctors and herbalists – hear it from me – there is no solution there. You will finish your money and at the end of the day, it will eat up even things that you did not get through them. There is no solution through herbalists, traditional healers or witchdoctors. The only solution is Jesus Christ.”


Ihechukwu Njoku - freelance Nigerian journalist currently in Johannesburg, South Africa

83 comments:

ONYX GODWIN said...

I don't believe in such things,life is already difficult, adding unnecessary fear of d spiritual world just makes it worse...

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Wonders...


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@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Wonders...


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Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! There is a Living God!!! Osteen!

Cute G said...

Crap!!! could be a pre planned confession.

Anonymous said...

I don't and will not read such

Oshiomah Victor said...

I hear una

lucky chukz said...

These things happen but I'm so not buying them. God save us all though

edi udom said...

The story too long biko. I read part. It's not a shocker though!





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kesiena jessica said...

long story, cnt read it all o. Thank God she has bin delivered

Anonymous said...

Tor

Eugenia Ekeji said...

The only solution is Jesus Christ and that ends it.

Wil iam said...

Hmmmmm

imonikemas2@yahoo.com said...

This is Christmas confession from a female witchdoctor meaning Prophet T.B. Joshua is more powerful than her source of power. Una try ooo

Henry Eze said...

They expect me to read this lengthy shit abt religion.....Emmanuel TV was like Facebook to me before... ...don't know how i developed so much hate for it......Merry confession woman

Henry Eze said...

They expect me to read this lengthy shit abt religion.....Emmanuel TV was like Facebook to me before... ...don't know how i developed so much hate for it......Merry confession woman

emy zeal said...

Only JESUS can save**EMZEALLOUS**

Anonymous said...

Them don come again

chichi nwa said...

thank God you are healed. tb Joshua has delivered more worse case than this. was expecting to read something out of the ordinary.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Her brows sef resemble witch own. Looool

Obiora jamal said...

We only hear such in africa year things ppl believe sef

gbemsco said...

It is well.....God would forever take the Glory

Anonymous said...

Wonders shall never end,may God deliver us from witches and powers of darkness.

Anonymous said...

I was interested until I saw synagogue. I beg I no fit open eyes make person dey chop me mugu. Chi

Amaka Faith said...

Blessings of God makes rich and adds no sorrow nothing good comes from satan

Dahenriez said...

On christ the solid rock i stand...

ary said...

Nothing wey man no go hear! Evil abound in the world! But why put deliverance in a quotation mark, doesn't our freelancer believe that she was delivered?

Angie Cape said...

Watched it LIVE months ago..
You'd better believe this things, it's soo real and I implore you start watching Emmanueltv for eye opening..

Detractors says Prophet T.B Joshua does not use the bible OE preach the word of God, all LIES.
Don't base your judgment on hearsay, see for yourself at the comfort of your home thru the channel.

*My R1.50c comment*

Bukunmi Akinyele said...

Na wa o...

Emmanuel Echo said...

Behind every evil deed is a satanic influence.

***ECHOMASS***

Cynthia tasha said...

too long to read all......tank God for her deliverance

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm abegi,mke dem clear! Dnt blve shit!

Favour belle said...

The deliverance arena...ain't moved at all

fredy obot said...

hmm wat a torching story God help us

Chikaodili Ndife said...

Things happen

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Excuse me...Linda r u doing advert or wht? Wht d hell is dis? Dis is lik set up. I don't believe in d genuine miracle frm dem. By their fruits u wil no dem. #Royal Priesthood#

DacDuchess said...

Wonders shall never end. Dis world truly is deep...

Anonymous said...

Linda, Pls what is the meaning of this.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

May dis Christmas end d present year on a cheerful note&make way 4 a fresh&bright New Year. Here' s wishing u&ur household a Merry Christmas&a Prosperous 2015. To Linda & fellow LIB Reader's. #Royal Priesthood#

theresa urateh said...

Mehhnn...dis is 1big story

Obed Nwafor said...

Choi! A word is enough for the wise!. AMA NDI ANA EZE.

ever young said...

He that have ear let him hear,Thus says the Lord.

Dammy Grace said...

she's delivered. thank God

Richard Afon Yinkå Ray said...

Thank God for her life.

Mz steph said...

Hmmm God help us. It's not about being a christian but about also being strong in your faith. Pastor worshipping isn't just it at all. Woman I thank God for u

Charming Empress said...

That God that delivered you is my God thk you jesus she is free

Martin Okoye said...

Nollywood things .. linda cmon post beta stories

SalmaLena said...

Omo see tory....

Anonymous said...

Igbos.... Please believe your beliefs with caution. You guys are the fairytale that bind you to sadness and misery really need to slow down.

Already fireworks are sparking in your heads, you believe anything and for that reason you fall for anything.

There is no difference between a witch doctor and your supposed men of God. They are all agents, do not throw your pearls to pigs.

Running all over the place, but realising your attitudes are the roots of your problems. Who will employ a religious fundamentalist or marry one... Walking everywhere like mad people, carrying gospels around till you get home and drink yourself under the sink and beat your children or partners till the point the neighbours have to intervene.

God knows if there's an igbo person who hasn't ever been chased or chased someone with a cutlass or weapon. Just angry unsophisticated specimens of misfortune.

Enjoy your fantasy story. Linda why expose people to nonsense like this, you know they'll be running around unable to sleep, casting out like they haven't got a job....

Anonymous said...

This hurrible, and wicked



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Sugarvie said...

Nawa o bt tnk God for a repentant sinner. Its so obvious that God has d supreme power!

ASAMPOKOTO said...

Nah, she ain't no witch doctor, she's just a hoe/ashewo/side-piece. And PLS they put animal parts in who? This is how ebola started im sure KMT! LOL! So it's now this fake tb that delivered this fake babe. Loool nawa oh! And he had to broadcast it becUse? Attention seekers FAKE FAKE FAKE. Next! I'm bored ....

Queen reign said...

Too long

Lovely mee said...

What a piece!!! Hope its real

Anonymous said...

na wa o wetin person no go see

Anonymous said...

na wa o wetin person no go see

ukwumaka theophilus said...

Wonders shall never end. Girls and spiritual power. Hope una dey read am and see.

Anonymous said...

looks like the witchdoctor is still winning...if you can tell me how my day is going to go and who am I going to meet with accuracy...that's something. even Jesus can't do that.

Steve K Okanlawon said...

Some idiots will still say its a lie or a scam

Nwosu Lydia said...

Things dey happen for dis lie sha. God take control

igwe Adaobi said...

Things they happen for this world ooo

Anonymous said...

Superstory

RUM MUR said...

Hmmmmmm.

Dikachi Nwobodo said...

things are really happening in this world

Dikachi Nwobodo said...

things are really happening in this world

Dikachi Nwobodo said...

things are really happening in this world

fausty Ibeneme said...

Thank you Jesus!!!!!
Ultimate God

~kpako~

peculiar said...

vanity!!!!! I have heard a a similar story about a Christian who went to a herbalist for solutions. she sees masquerade pursuing her in the dream..... u won't believe inside the charm she was given was a piece of paper wrapped and guess what's in it ......hmmm psalm 91. Christians don't have patience always wanting shortcuts...... and in the end paying dearly...

Martin Okoye said...

U are d idiot ... Hw are sure its not a scam ... Can u prove it? ... Abi na ur sister?

Martin Okoye said...

U are d idiot ... Hw are sure its not a scam ... Can u prove it? ... Abi na ur sister?

ugochysom said...

smtimes, I dnt know where i stand on these matters

ebonyz... said...

No comment!

Olapeju Oluwamuyiwa said...

THE POWER OF GOD IS ABOVE ALL...AKA..DIVINE

kayPee said...

Emmanuel Tv right?....seen.

Anonymous said...

My dear...

Anonymous said...

Cute G, be careful in ur ulterance. I believe dat anything dat gives GOD glory must be upheld. Unbelief is a disease dat needs a cure frm JESUS CHRIST. Happy New Year in advance to all good ppl of NIGERIA.

Jules Louis said...

I don't believe any crap that comes out of that church.

Jolly Saft said...

Brothers and sisters let us draw nearer to God and He will see us through all our problems.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 8:53, you articulated like a learned one but reasoned like a child. Well its a pity.....learn some manners. Tribe has nothing to do with this issue!

Redcandy said...

Thank you Lord for saving another soul. You will always be God!

Redcandy
****www.idoncomeagain.com****

Anonymous said...

Anonymous8:53: only cowards hide behind anonymous to abuse a tribe. Are you afraid? Better be cos your tribalism will wreck you! Goathead!

Ablodun Lateef said...

Dear Linda, pls kindly state ur criteria of comments display cos there was no time any of my comments was displayed on ur blog even wen they r very decent, dat's not nice if u do selective display based on pple dat u r used to. So new pple cnt contribute on ur blog? I bliv u shld b a professional b pls correct dis unwelcom attitude of urs

Kelvin Jackson said...

Na so ... one of those things...

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