Aman who drowned more than three years ago in Katima Mulilo, Robert Shambwe, has returned to haunt his family.
The walking dead man’s younger brother, Alfred Shambwe (27), says the deceased has been appearing in family members’ dreams, causing mayhem amidst stories of witchcraft.
“My mother said he appeared in her dream and told her that it was my father who killed him. Funny part is, a week later, my younger sister also had the same dream,” narrates Alfred, claiming on the day his brother died, he had come across an omen while driving from Divundu to Katima Mulilo late that evening, in which his brother walked amongst a herd of elephants.
“I’m not sure if it was my brother whom I saw but I am sure I saw a man amidst the elephants and I knew something was wrong. Getting animals in the road around these parts of the region is normal but animals and people together is a bad omen”.
When Alfred got home that night, he was informed of his brother’s disappearance having gone fishing that morning.
“As a matter of fact, he never got back alive, his body was discovered two days later. We believe a deceased person’s soul is always restless if they died before their time. That’s why he keeps coming back in these strange ways.”
According to Alfred’s sister, Naleli Shambwe (25), discussions on the strange dreams recently led to a fight between his parents, which led her father to subsequently move out of their home, spelling the end of their marriage.
“A dead man comes back years after his death to tell people who killed him, around here, such things are serious. My father’s family even asked him recently to move out of the house while we await a witchdoctor’s feedback on the matter,” she says.