A 32-year-old Mutare woman Mary Bangure of Brooklyn Farm has given birth to a miraculous baby.

The woman says she gave birth to a male sibling after carrying the pregnant for one year. Under normal circumstances a female human being gives birth after nine months.

The woman believes the development is not normal and attributes it to acts of the evil.

“After last month I had lost hope (of giving birth). It was strange and I never felt any pain. I strongly suspected the works of juju because I had never experienced or heard about a strange thing like this. Giving birth three months late was not going to be possible, I told myself. I could feel death coming. I consulted various doctors, but they could not see anything wrong. Just when all hope was gone, my sister, Mildred Manetsi, invited me to Bishop Mutepfa’s Revival Centre crusade.

“I told God that this is my day for deliverance. The atmosphere had changed and I started praying fervently. I went in front of the church to offer a dollar as thanksgiving and as I was about to go back to my sit, Bishop (Mutepfa) touched my stomach and I suddenly felt weak. He shouted: “breakthrough in Jesus’ name”. I could not walk properly though I managed to trudge back to where I was seated.

“I started sweating and was struggling to breathe. While I was still at the church, my sister and others within the congregation hired a taxi and rushed me to Mutare Provincial Hospital. The pain was too much. That is when I realized that I was in labour. Three hours later, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy without any complications. It was unbelievable,” she narrated

Mildred is sister to the victim who says the whole clan is in shock following the long gestation period which her sister endured.

“God is our Lord in everything. I had faith when I invited my sister to Bishop Mutepfa’s crusade. My sister would usually cry over the issue, but the storm is over now. To God be the glory,” she said.