Police mediating to end rumours that devil worshippers lured and drowned 3-year old boy
Stories linking the recent Alfa Lodge swimming pool drowning of a three-year old boy to an act of Satanism are spreading thick and fast in Maun.
Now two women who are intertwined in the saga, Alfa Lodge manageress only identified as Juliet and a prominent business woman have sort the intervention of the Maun police calling for bereaved mother Precious Magidi (28) to be summoned and warned against perpetuating the such talk.
Superintendent Alakanani David of Maun police confirmed mediating in the wrangle.
He said apart from pointing at Magidi as the originator of the rumour, the two women also queried the way Magidi and her parents allegedly went to the Lodge, sprinkled muti and took pictures of the scene of death without seeking permission from the lodge management.
Allegations are that the boy was pulled by the powers of evil into the water after the manageress “opened and exposed her blood-filled mouth” to Magidi and the child. The talk further says that Satanists use such a sign to express their thirst for blood.
Although the talk is spreading like veldt fire, Juliet has revealed that she is no longer shaken.
“I’m not a Satanist, I didn’t call that woman and her child to the lodge and I cannot be blamed for someone’s carelessness of letting her child wonder out of her sight resulting in the drowning. If anyone needs information in connection with what transpired they must come to me with the police and get the explanation,” she said
Although the wagging tongues are not telling how the businesswoman is connected to the incident, two years ago, the Maun community once bayed for her blood after allegations of a connived attempted muti murder of some village children.
Meanwhile Magidi has distanced herself from instigating the talk.
“It’s a pity that people do not respect the moments of someone’s grief. It was just a day after the burial of my child that I was called by the police to be confronted on a rumour. I am still grieving my child and I do not have time for such talk. All what I want from the police is to find out if my child drowned on his own.”
She also alleged that when her son was removed from the pool he was flexible as if still alive and that his shoes and stockings were missing.
“I have a lot of unanswered questions pertaining to what transpired at the lodge that day and I’ve submitted a statement at the police”. David said that investigations into the child’s death are still ongoing and collected evidence will lead to an inquest.