|Interrupting an Incantation|
The demonic world manifests itself across Africa in a very physical way, no more so than when the church is involved. In an example of that battle, a church deacon was violently attacked by a member of his church after he interrupted her witchcraft ceremony.
The 28 year old woman was a member of the choir at the local church at Banda, DR Congo. She was also was a medium and possessed a garden in her plot of land. It was in this garden that she would make her incantations.
Africa’s second-largest country has immense economic resources, yet the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is striving to recover from a five-year war; millions died, mostly through starvation and disease.
One day, she was surprised by a deacon from the church while she was in the middle of reciting her incantations. She had a large snake and a dog next to her and the deacon, not understanding what was going on, cried out in order to save her. However, the woman was surprised by the stranger’s interruption and became very angry. She demanded that he immediately go away without looking back but the deacon insisted that he could not leave when she was in such grave danger.
When the deacon came close to the choir member she violently grabbed one of his fingers, put in into her mouth, and began to roll to the ground with enough strength to break it off.
She kept the finger in her mouth until she was taken to the police office at Banda. It was there, before the police with her mouth full of human blood, that she spat out the finger of her victim. Meanwhile, the dog which was in the garden began to bite itself until it died.
The woman was arrested, but before being placed in prison she insisted that it was very important for her to bury her dog. She was granted permission and according to the witnesses who went with her, this choir member buried her dog in a beautiful cloth with many cries of distress.
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