SPIRIT mediums from President Robert Mugabe's Gushungo clan are reported to have invaded two adjacent farmhouses at the late business tycoon Sam Levy's Lilfordia Farm in Zvimba, claiming the properties were linked by an "underground tunnel" loaded with gold nuggets, which could turn around the country's economic fortunes.
Lilfordia Farm was formerly owned by late business tycoon Sam Levy, whose business enterprises also comprise the posh Sam Levy's Village in the leafy Borrowdale suburb, in Harare.
At the farm, Levy had built a mansion on a hilltop and another one at the foot of the hill about 400 metres away where the spirit mediums have mobilised people to dig underneath in search for the tunnel in the hope of getting across the hidden gold.
According to Gushungo clan members, the spirit mediums, Chatunga (Collin Chikambi) and Beperere (George Chikaka), claimed their ancestral spirits had disclosed that there was a golden treasure hidden in a tunnel adjoining the two farmhouses - one at the hilltop and another at the foot of the hill.
Although the matter has a striking similarity to the infamous 2007 "diesel n'anga incident" where government ministers made a beeline to secluded Maningwa Hills in Chinhoyi after they were misled by traditional healer Rotina Mavhunga, also known as Nomatter Tagarira, into believing diesel oozing out of a "rock" was a panacea to the country's biting fuel crisis, the Gushungo clan were reportedly adamant their gold frenzy was genuine. newsday