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Italian Minister claims he is Cursed by African Spirits after Calling First Black Minister an Ape

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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 orang-utan (a specie of apes), 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.

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Since his “orang-utan” comment, he has had 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.

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Last year, Oggi Magazine filmed Kyenge’s 75-year-old father Clement Kikoko Kyenge performing a ceremony in the village of Katanga in 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.

“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”.

Mr Kyenge later spoke to Oggi about Calderoli’s recent incidents.

He replied, “A snake in the house is not a good sign and I’m not sure Calderoli did well to kill it. If when he apologised to Cécile he was sincere, he can feel comfortable. If, however, those excuses were insincere, the ancestors might become angry.”

Photo Credit: The Independent UK

94 Comments

  1. Dizzy

    August 28, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Nawa oh, things are happening in this world sha.

    • Omorodion

      September 2, 2014 at 1:32 am

      It happens because our conscience let it.

  2. Ano Obi

    August 28, 2014 at 4:57 am

    This is hilarious beyond belief…don’t mess with Mama Africa’s kids…abi! Very funny story but it happens.

    • Lois

      August 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Mr Oyinbo minister don buy market

  3. ijebu boy

    August 28, 2014 at 5:15 am

    hahaha… who said juju no dey cross oceans? lmao

  4. ATL's finest

    August 28, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Lmao!!! Roberto you better.. Next time, just don’t mess with the Africans 🙂

  5. Person

    August 28, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Haha!!! Oyinbo don jam; don’t worry o, you never start! Awon aye, awon yeye ti lowo sooro e. Sorry na your last name. LMAO 😀

    • ada1

      August 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      LMAO.

  6. dinga

    August 28, 2014 at 6:28 am

    AHAHAH! GOOD OOO!

  7. nakoms

    August 28, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Yhat a senior public official will make such hate racist remarks to a colleague shows his mind and life was wacko even before the fact. He would have experienced all these “strange” things in other forms irrespective of the “curse”

  8. Mabel

    August 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

    I like how he said his picture in t he termite mound was not a friendly message, what exactly did he expect after calling this woman an orangutan, a dinner invitation?lol I do not see anything suspicious about the happenings going on around him, seems like normal everyday occurrences to me. Lots of people have been praying for Cecile, myself included; Perhaps the issue is not a curse, likely just the hand of God dealing with you.

  9. Feirooz

    August 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Hehehehe may be other racists will fear making racist comments in future. But i think its just a psychological problem but whatever it is, he needs to sincerely apologise. I love Africa

  10. blessing

    August 28, 2014 at 7:02 am

    good for him

  11. CHY

    August 28, 2014 at 7:22 am

    ok o.

  12. T.Girl

    August 28, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Hmmmmm

  13. ikechukwu

    August 28, 2014 at 7:52 am

    may macumba punish all my haters..lol

  14. Quirky

    August 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Hahahahahhahaha… you my friend has just been ancestorised..

    • tobiloba

      August 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      loool….ikr!

    • nene

      August 28, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      lmao

  15. cryingneversolvedanything

    August 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Good for him

  16. Aduks

    August 28, 2014 at 8:08 am

    What a story… He should have known better to keep his racist self to himself. It may be karma not ‘jazz’

  17. chick

    August 28, 2014 at 8:08 am

    hahahahaha.imported juju

  18. ScarletXianne

    August 28, 2014 at 8:12 am

    “They put a picture of me in the middle of a termite mound. That is not a friendly message.” Hahaha, friendly message ko….

    • nene

      August 28, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      lmao

  19. kk

    August 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

    lmaoooo

  20. Que

    August 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Laughing my butts off….serves the racist right….don’t mess with them African spirits…rotfwl

  21. Babytohcute

    August 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Ah! There is winch winch in obodoyibo. Hahahaha. Eyaa. Moral lesson: don’t speak against someone you know not especially degrading things.

  22. ogo

    August 28, 2014 at 8:24 am

    hahaha. U don’t dare a congolese

  23. Aggie

    August 28, 2014 at 8:25 am

    African spirits????

  24. MrsHappy

    August 28, 2014 at 8:27 am

    loool….but it was a friendly message when he likened the woman to an orangutan abi? these racist people tickle me mehn…..

  25. RIFF RAFF

    August 28, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Wow….really laughing hard! Let it be a lesson to the rest

  26. Queen Ambi

    August 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

    HAHAHAHAHA, that’s what he gets.

  27. talker

    August 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Lol!!!!….. Bet he has learnt his lesson

  28. Dr. N

    August 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Buhahaha! Great morning coffee! Oyinbo dey fear lik dis? Lol

  29. Sir Ruby

    August 28, 2014 at 8:51 am

    ‎​Τ̲̅ђǝ̥ African god as catch up on him. Next time he shld knw hw to tongue-wag his mouth anyhow. This goes to all racist. Hope ‎​U̶̲̥̅̊ av learnt to lesson.

  30. www.toritv.com

    August 28, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Look to your sins minister

  31. hawwy

    August 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Are you kidding me?

  32. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    August 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Oh my. Juju now travels? That’s unsettling.

  33. Foofighters

    August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Go get him……haahahahaheeehhee
    God please forgive me, but this article made me happy.
    I thought juju does not affect white people!

    • Wanda

      September 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Juju is demotic aka evil spirits. This is not limited to Africans

  34. yassbeetch

    August 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Bwuhahaha

  35. strawberry

    August 28, 2014 at 9:17 am

    dat serves him right

  36. lisa

    August 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

    lol jazz.com

  37. Tee

    August 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Lol jazz thingz

    • ATL's finest

      August 29, 2014 at 5:01 am

      Lol Doro jazz

  38. olajumoke

    August 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

    LOL!!!! this should happen to all racists out there! Learn to accept people for who they are…. I cant stop laughing.

  39. Akila

    August 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

    YAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
    Good!

  40. Non professional opinion

    August 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I haff die! LMAO

  41. bukola

    August 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

    uhmmmm, lobatan #blood of Jesus over my life and loved ones

  42. Uche

    August 28, 2014 at 9:55 am

    #roflmao#

  43. bruno

    August 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Racism,sexism,homophobia are not spiritual,

    • Wanda

      September 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      They are spiritual. You are either folowing the Holy Spirit or other spirit. Your flesh is merely a house for your spirit soul….

  44. Carliforniabawlar

    August 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

    lmaooooo!! I being think say juju nor dey catch oyinbo!! Why then were they able to rape our continent and steal all our sh*t?! lolzz… Oshi o da ‘nle pako

    • Non professional opinion

      August 29, 2014 at 10:57 am

      It will catch this one because he used to be one of Mobutu’s cronies, so he will know about drinking blood and swearing. He probably didn’t take it seriously then but I bet he does now. Lol!

  45. Jay

    August 28, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Lmao…very hilarious. Life and death is in the tongue.

  46. sweety

    August 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

    He shd seek God,humble himself n apologize 2 d woman nd d father.

  47. Emerald-Fashion Blog (plus-size fashion)

    August 28, 2014 at 10:51 am

    LOL… YOU HAVE TECHNOLOGY, AFRICANS HAVE JOJO… MAYBE OTHER RACIST LIKE YOU WILL LEARN…

  48. child of God

    August 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

    LOOOLz
    AFRICA MAGIC!

    • nene

      August 28, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Diaris God o! lmfao

  49. Eyitayo

    August 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

    lmao juju now catch oyibo? na wa o

  50. Jojo

    August 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

    kikikikikik , WHITE at di mercy of Macumba next time u will know wen to open ur big mouth! Helo Minister greetings frm Uganda.

  51. chicadimples

    August 28, 2014 at 11:24 am

    lol
    Good for u!

  52. Kina

    August 28, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Just goes to prove that there is no logic in the views held by racist. They are all just deluded, ignorant fools with a God complex. Thank you stupid minister for outing yourself as such and putting your white supremist views up in flames. Being the coward that you are , you’ll die many times before your death. This is just the beginning.

    • Pacey

      August 29, 2014 at 2:07 am

      Kina I love you for that!

  53. Grown Woman

    August 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

    hahahaha please send more Macumba to those racists people.

  54. benny

    August 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Please ehn, can this juju cure ebola?

    • Trina

      August 28, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      For real? What’s up with the consistent use of juju for nonsense? But you can’t deploy the termites to assist with the ebola cure abi?

  55. me2me

    August 28, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    This is hilarious, lol. Not a christian thing to do but hilarious. I think he should sincerely apologise, and he does not need the Pope just yet, first believe in God then go to a chapel and pray

    • Pacey

      August 29, 2014 at 2:07 am

      Did anyone tell you that they are Christian?

  56. Nife

    August 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Bwahahahahahahaha. Funny stuff.

  57. Jenni

    August 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Ridiculous. This is no joke, he needs JESUS. So many people are under curses and they think it is a coincidence.

    • Wanda

      September 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Amen you have nailed it. Many people under curses and don’t even know it. Only Jesus can set us free. I don’t care if people don’t want to be labeled Christian but ultimately there is one truth

  58. Ona

    August 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    ROTFLMAOOOOOOOOOOooo This shit made my morning i swear!

  59. Danny

    August 28, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Lmfao.I guess its true.u cnt jst escape from ur karma.every action has its own consequence.

  60. leigh

    August 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    hahahahahahahahahaha, hilarity. get him Cecile ,where did he see such a beautiful monkey?

  61. dede 1 day

    August 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Where were such juju powers when Africans were taken as slaves and beaten by oyinbo?
    I ask again, Where were the jujus???
    Abeg make a hear word!! Its just a normal coincidence, it can happen to anyone.
    I am not in support of his insulting comments but his predicament shouldn’t be blamed on a so called juju.

    • Omorodion

      September 2, 2014 at 1:39 am

      They were with the few whom were sold by their greedy Family members.

  62. maria

    August 28, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    serves you right racist idiot

  63. Jojo

    August 28, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    He certainly needs an exorcist

  64. nene

    August 28, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    good for him.

  65. ROBINAHOOD

    August 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    may the AFRICAN SPIRITS CONTINUE TO CATCH HIM WELL WELL!

  66. Damola

    August 28, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    African airforce at work ……u better leav dose fake juju & run to d cross , d blood is forever flowing ….ready to cleans. It funny thou

  67. PD Young Billionaire

    August 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Hehehe…..i laff in swahili.Oyibo,next time,padlock una mouth.Kapish??

  68. Vintage

    August 30, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Make am leave that one. Mr Oyinbo minister is just another mumu. They should use the juju for all those KKK people and BNP and racist police that are killing black people. This one na useless. He go suffer his own in time.

  69. AMUNA

    August 31, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    After uttering such racist crap, don’t complain when you are visited by African spirits. Never mess with Africans…

  70. Caramel96

    September 1, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Since he refused to resign can they force him out

  71. Lo

    September 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Same needs to happen to the KKK

  72. COHEATHA HAMILTON

    September 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    that’s what happens when you mess with mother Africa children!!!!idiot

  73. Lil

    September 2, 2014 at 5:07 am

    I hope they haunt the hell out of him. Bet he’s sorry now!

  74. Dirul Islam Shamsiddeen

    September 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    We need African juju man in America for our racist KKK and others!

  75. Leke

    September 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Africans…we get much power.. it is something GOD gave us naturally…the more we use it then the better off we will be….no one is as strong as us when it comes to spiritual….

  76. john

    September 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    the snake he killed was of a protected spieces. he has been reported for that.

  77. user88

    September 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Let’s just say the curse is actually true and the Roberto is complete jerk and in the wrong for being racist. That being said, is fair for his mother be cursed and killed in the process? Who had nothing to do with what Roberto said. If Cécile was behind it, do you want someone so vengeful to be in office? Again, I don’t think what Roberto said was respectful, but I don’t think getting people killed is fair either.

  78. kc

    September 4, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Just prayer for repentance the man dey shout, but for reality oran gu tan na white face the monkey get, na d man curse him self bcos na him b oran gu tan, gbamI

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