The resident of Mt Hampden, Harare, reportedly developed a peculiar skin disease characterized by a thick layer of sores that intermittently fall off, accompanied by dust emanating from his body upon touch.
Photos shared online showed Simani’s head covered in sores, with his hair barely visible and his skin turning as white as snow.
Individuals in close proximity report a pungent smell, making it unbearable to be near him. The condition has led Simani to believe that it is more than a physical ailment; he attributes it to spiritual causes. He blamed his condition on his romantic entanglements with five married women.
He believes that the use of juju (traditional African magic) by one of these women’s husbands has resulted in his current predicament. Whether Simani has sought medical assistance remains undisclosed, and his conviction in the spiritual nature of his ailment raises questions about the course of action he should take.
Many believe that he might have been involved with a woman whose husband resorted to traditional medicine to “lock” her fidelity. Such occurrences are not uncommon in Zimbabwe, where individuals sometimes turn to juju to ensure their partners remain faithful.