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Italian Minister Claims He’s Cursed By African Spirits After Calling First Black Minister An Ape

This story is quite bizarre.

Senior Italian politician Roberto Calderoli, who sparked outrage when he compared Italy’s first black minister, Congolese-born Cécile Kyenge to an orangutan, claims he is under siege from vengeful African spirits.

He is considering asking the Pope to recommend an exorcist to fight off the curse.

When Calderoli made the racist statement, he issued an apology and refused to resign. In November, he took legal advice after being charged with defamation aggravated by racial discrimination. The trial, according to The Independent, is ongoing.

Calderoli now believes that Kyenge’s father, who is a tribal leader, has put an African curse, ‘macumba’, on him as punishment for the remark.

Since his orangutan comment, he has suffered through six surgical interventions, the death of his mother, fractured bones, and just a week ago, he discovered a 6ft snake in the kitchen of his house.Italian-Minister-August-2014-BellaNaija.com-03

Last year, Oggi Magazine filmed Kyenge’s 75-year-old father Clement Kikoko Kyenge performing a ceremony in the village of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Clement allegedly prayed to God for the racist politician to repent. Calderoli’s photo was placed on an enclosed termite mound during the traditional ceremony.Italian-Minister-August-2014-BellaNaija.com-02

“The photos and the video were unsettling. They put a picture of me in the middle of a termite mound. That is not a friendly message,” said Calderoli to Oggi mag when he saw the video.

He said that after the video, he suffered the health scares and that two friends gave him a lucky charm supposed to possess mystical healing powers, but “two days later, it broke in two by itself. A wizard has told me that there are terrible forces acting against me.”

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5 comments

  1. LMAO…this should probably be in your humor column, Waltz.

  2. This teaches one vital lesson……..avoid termite mounds

  3. Couldn’t stop laughing,ahh

  4. And I thought the enlightened Europeans are supposed to be agnostics, enlightened and non superstitious, see him consulting wizards and wearing lvcky charms, lmao! However I’m not agnostic, I believe in the super natural and I think the curse is real, he should seek for prayers and exorcism

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