We Killed 300 People, Ex-Satanist Teens Testify
TWO teenagers on Tuesday told the Chifubu Local Court in Ndola that
they killed over 300 people after they were allegedly initiated into satanism by
Kamba Ward PF councillor, Oscar Himanga, eight years ago.
were testifying in their defence, in a case in which they have been sued for
defamation by the councillor.
According to a writ of claim, Mr Himanga
alleged that the two boys, aged 13 and 14 years old, defamed his character while
He was claiming compensation for defamation.
second defendant, who is 13 years old, told the Local Court magistrates Amos
Banda and Rose Muke that when he was five years old, his neighbour, Mr Himanga,
asked him and his friend, the co-defendant, to help him carry a cupboard inside
He said a snake came out of the cupboard and Mr Himanga told
the boys not to be scared.
The boy claimed that Mr Himanga then gave them
K500 from which they bought sweets.
He said as they were leaving, they
picked an empty packet of Chibuku on the road and surprisingly they found a
K20,000 which they got.
He said they bought food for themselves using the
K20,000 but that the money kept on getting replaced whenever they got their
The boy testified that the next day, Mr Himanga took him and his
friend to an old warehouse in Kawama where they found white men who were half
humans and half snakes.
He said he and his friend were told that they
were new members and they continued to meet the same people in the Atlantic
The boy said that he used a spiritual computer to cause accidents
and deaths in order to please his masters.
He said he was then asked to
kill his mother last year, and it was at that point that he told a neighbour
what they were going through because he refused to kill his mother.
information leaked to his primary school and he was then expelled because the
school authorities felt he was a danger to other pupils.
When he told his
mother, the family sought help from the Bethel Church and by the end of last
year, he and his friend stopped practising satanism.
The first defendant
told the court that he was six years old when he saw a snake coming out of the
He said after they were initiated, he had powers to turn into a
dog and two people had seen him do that.
The defendant said he eventually
became mentally ill and was taken to a clinic and that he was kicked out of his
school because he used to bite his friends until he sucked blood from
He said he killed his aunt and sister-in-law using satanic magic
and that he wore invisible rings that he pressed to turn into a spiritual
Mr Himanga asked the defendant how he benefited from satanism and
why he had not reported to his mother when he saw the snake.
The boy said
he did not report the snake incident because he was afraid of being beaten by
his mother who would have thought that he was being paid for
Later the court watched a video recorded by police in which the
two boys also claimed how the councillor initiated them but could not finish
viewing it because of a power outage.
The matter was adjourned to July 3