In a rather bizarre case, a member of the Johanne Marange Apostolic sect has blinded his wife of 50 years for betraying him by leaving the church.
An unrepentant Andrew Feshiti admitted to causing his wife’s blindness and bragged that she will only be healed if she comes back to the church.
The rather bizarre case came out after 80-year-old Gogo Farasia Feshiti approached Chief Saunyama’s traditional court seeking recourse.
Gogo Farasia who is now partially blind accused her husband of causing the blindness as a means of punishing her for leaving the church.
She said that she left the church last year when she discovered that her husband is into the occult and possesses goblins to enable him to be powerful and to be feared in the church and in the community.
The octagenarian further alleged that her husband had given over one of their daughters to the goblins. According to the anguished Gogo Farasia, as a result of this unholy covenant, the daughter had been married and widowed 3 times.
She said that since she left the church, she is being tormented by her husband’s goblins which are now sexually abusing her.
“I have since left my matrimonial home, I’m now staying with my daughter and the goblins have decided to punish me with blindness.
“The goblins tell me point blank that I belong to them and that if I keep resisting their advances, they will kill me.”
Feshiti who was at the court was unmoved by his wife’s anguish and freely confessed to causing the blindness. He accused his wife of betraying him and warned that there is a price to pay for such a betrayal.
In a chilling declaration, the elderly man said,
“What makes her think that she can leave it and get away with such betrayal?
“There is a price to pay and in this case, it is her sight. What I have is mightier than what she has and she should not try stopping me, otherwise, she will lose,”
“I am a holy man and this curse will only be removed if she repents and reverts back to be our church member. God blessed my actions,” he said.
Feshiti then told the court officials not to summon him to court without seeking the approval of the leadership of the Johanne Marange Apostolic sect. He claimed that the church’s tenets do not allow him to attend court sessions.
True to his word, Feshiti did not attend the next court hearing. Chief Saunyama has since written to the Johanne Marange Apostolic Church leaders asking for Feshiti to be directed to appear before the court.
The matter is still ongoing.