A 36-year-old woman believes her dead son’s spirit is haunting her and even uses their toilet at night.
The woman identified as Ntombosindiso Thuthani said her son, Yamkela’s spirit was lost because his body wasn’t returned to her shack in Marikana, Cape Town, South Africa, before he was buried.
Instead, the 17-year-old’s corpse was taken to the Eastern Cape by her granddad.
“Now I’m the one who’s paying for what was done. They should’ve brought him to Marikana first because he lived here. Now his spirit is haunting us,” said the mum.
The bereaved woman said her son’s spirit used her toilet at night.
“The trouble started a day after his funeral. At first I thought it was a naughty child, but then I noticed it happened at the same time. That’s how I knew it was him,” she said.
She said it started with a knock on the door at about midnight. When she asked who was there, the person on the other side of the door told her to let him in. Then she started hearing the person searching through her cupboard to grab some toilet paper. “After that I heard the person going to the toilet,” she said.
A spiritualist said the family needed to perform rituals so Yamkela’s spirit could find peace. “Even if they move, he will follow them because he wants his family. They must do the right thing.”
Pastor Ntombekhaya Plati from Genesis Faith Mission said a demon, and not Yamkela’s spirit, was to blame.
“They can’t do anything to bring him back,” said the pastor. “We will pray for them so they can be free.”