So there’s a woman on trial in the Harare magistrate’s courts. For what, I dunno, but apparently she flew from Murehwa in a basket to kill her son-in-law. Whatever. Anyway, yesterday she started hissing when some Zinatha guy was giving “expert” testimony.
We assume the senior tradional healer’s words didn’t go down well with the alleged witch, and she began hissing like a snake and yelling in the courtroom.
She immediately collapsed and lay prostrate on the floor for several minutes before a relative revived her by placing salt into her palms.
By the time Sveto regained consciousness some 10 minutes later, the courtroom was full to the bream, more people having poured in from adjoining courtrooms.
The courtroom was full to the bream. Really? This is why The Herald is such a good read. Not because it is the arbirter of truth and a fearless defender of our revolutionary class.
It’s because the standard of Engrish is so high.
Viva state newspaper, viva!