By Jane Nambi
A woman from South Africa has come out to say that she is haunted by the ghosts of her dead neighbors who are making her life miserable.
The 58-year-old Emma Mabalane from Palm Springs in the Vaal, South Africa said she is has for the past 21 years been haunted by the ghosts of her dead neighbors. Emma said that the ghosts belong to three men and three women. She claims that the ghosts tear her curtains, eat her food, frighten her grandchildren and most times, she is forced to sleep with her purse under her pillow.
Emma said it all started when her friend, Maria befriended her when to moved into her house in 1992. “At first Maria welcomed me with open arms and pretended to love me. But one night something weird happened. We had been chilling at Maria’s house and I had been asleep for a couple of hours when something woke me up. There stood Maria, her face painted white and wearing clothes of all sorts of colours. She looked scary. I asked what she wanted and she just looked at me as if she was crazy,” said Emma.
Since then, the ghosts appear to her and it seems as though she cannot stop them at all. “I was not close to the ghosts when they were alive. But they were neighbours. They knew me because I had been to their funerals. They told me they were sent by Maria to torment me,” said Emma.
She believes Maria and the ghosts are jealous of her house because as a single parent, she has been able to renovate the house. It worsened last year when she and Maria had a fist-fight. “She demanded to know why I was no longer buying food for her people. What hurts me now is that the ghosts have attacked my daughter. She is no longer the person she used to be. She doesn’t work anymore,” she said.
Despite all this, Emma insists she believes in God. “I believe in God and that he will send me someone who will help me.” However, this has not helped her at all despite her church consultations and traditional healers. “I cannot tell you how many thousands of rands I have spent on sangomas, but the ghosts are stronger than the muthi I have been given. But I will be strong and keep the faith that help is on its way. I have no other choice,” said Emma.