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'alive' dead man hoax

By unknown | Jan 23, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Riot Hlatshwayo

Riot Hlatshwayo

A Mpumalanga family whose son died in October last year was shocked when people arrived in large numbers saying they wanted to "see the man who had risen from the dead".

The Mbhungele family of Somerset village near the Kruger Park Gate told Sowetan that even Indian businessmen from Bushbuckridge had arrived in four vehicles to "see the resurrected" son.

Musa Mbhungele, 23, died on October 7 and was buried four days later.

His sister, Yvonne Mbhungele, 21, said her brother died after a short illness.

She said news that people had "seen" Musa in the village was disturbing because as far as the family was concerned he was buried.

"Hundreds of people arrived here saying they wanted to see Musa because they had been told that he had risen from his grave.

"We don't know what is going on and we ask people to stop coming here because my brother needs to rest in peace," said Yvonne.

She said some people gathered at the local soccer field after being told to bring R5 each to "see" her late brother.

"They sent a delegation that told us that if we took my brother to the soccer field they would pay us R5 a person," said Yvonne.

Her mother, Joyce Mbhungele, 49, confirmed the story.

"As you can see I'm still wearing my mourning gown because I'm mourning the death of my son.

"A number of people have been visiting us telling us that my son had risen from his grave, but I do not know that," said the tearful mother.

Petrus Nyathi, from the nearby Belfast village confirmed that he was one of the people who had visited the family to "see" a man who had apparently risen from the dead.


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