A dark cloud remains hanging over the Perehwe area at Sovelele Farm after seven family members were buried on a suspected case of mushroom poisoning.
In the biblical world, the number seven is one of the most significant numbers. It is believed to be the number of spiritual perfection and bible scholars believe it is the number which is stamped on every work of God.
If this is so one wonders how the villagers in the Sovelele area felt when they buried seven children, all from the same family after reportedly eating poisonous mushroom.
Sekuru Kaurai Chandavegegwa says the family is devastated.
When they covered the soil upon which the young ones were laid to rest so went the memories of Modester (7), Prince (8), Girlie (2), Matiah (2), Sam (11), Junior (5), and Patnos (12).
A daughter-in-law Vonai Moto (19), who was looking after the children, is still fighting for her life along with 5 others.
Perhaps the villagers will also be pondering on why a delicacy that usually comes in handy in the rainy season as an important relish could leave such a sour taste in their mouths.
“There are various species of mushroom that are poisonous, found in the wild, that suddenly spring up, almost overnight, after rain and thunderstorms.”
Poisonous mushrooms could kill a person immediately if the flesh touched an open wound.