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    Chiredzi house haunted as landlady’s children are evicted


    – An eight-roomed house in Chiredzi's Tshovani Suburb has become haunted after a relative allegedly evicted the children of the deceased landlady.
    The house has not been occupied from the day that the orphans were kicked out by the messenger of court in October 2015.
    Lodgers who got leases for the house left in a huff after claiming that there are strange happenings at the house and sometimes they were beaten by things that they did not see. The house is now a ghost place which is frequented by commercial sex workers who use it for quickies.
    The doors to the house are always open and the place is rapidly becoming dilapidated. The house which is along Makoni Road is understood to have been bought by Junior Gumbu, a former employee at Chiredzi Town Council.
    It is said that she changed the ownership of the house to her brother Eshward Gumbu to allow her to buy another house along Magwaza Street in the same suburb since council regulations did not allow multiple ownership of houses.
    Both Junior and Eshward died before ownership was changed and there are allegations that Eshward`s wife changed ownership of the house to her name before seeking an eviction order to remove Junior`s two children from the house. Sources said the day that the two were kicked out of their mother's house is the day the house was last occupied.
    Neighbours said there is a spirit which makes it difficult for people to stay at the house with reports of movements and assaults from unseen things.
    Stanford Mutyambizi, son to the late Junior confirmed the development to The Mirror and said the house was grabbed by his uncle`s wife who took advantage of the fact that it was in her husband`s name.
    Mutyambizi said his mother and her young brother made the arrangements for the house to be in the uncle's name because he was still young to own property.
    He said his uncle who later became a lecturer at Midlands State University never lived in the house as he respected the arrangement.
    "I was evicted from the house by my uncle`s wife but the house was bought by my mother. I have an older sister and my mother wanted to have two houses so that she could share them between the two of us. What pains me most is that my mum was the one responsible for uncle`s upkeep including school fees.
    "Uncle finished his Advanced level at Gokomere and went to university and worked at Tongaat Hullet. In 1996 he was relieved of his job and he and his wife went to stay in their rural home in Chivi. They took with them all their property.
    "Uncle later got another job at MSU as a lecturer. My mother died and my uncle died six months later before ownership of the house was restored and all our relatives are aware of this issue but auntie backstabbed us and went to council to change the ownership and later evicted me together with my family from the house.
    "I heard that there is something happening at the house because auntie is always bringing prophets to the house. She has never stayed in the house and at one time she brought someone to stay at the house promising to pay her but it failed," said Mutyambizi.
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