- Woman shakes and shrieks in footage as priest tells snake to ‘leave us’
- Priest begins shouting into microphone and pushing his hand to her head
- He shouts ‘Leave her! Leave’ in front of Zimbabwean church congregation
- She calls out and looks in pain before priest finally tells her ‘you are free’
A Zimbabwean priest has performed a dramatic exorcism on a woman who was ‘possessed by a snake’.
The woman shrieks and convulses in the footage as priest Teddy Bantu tells the snake to ‘leave us’ in front of a congregation at Bethsaida Ministry Church.
She tells him about her experiences before the priest says ‘I will deliver you now because of something from the past’.
Priest Teddy Bantu prepares to carry out the exorcism – the woman claimed she was possessed by a snake
The ceremony starts with the woman immediately losing her balance and struggles to stay on her feet
She looks in pain as Priest Bantu shouts out and calls for the snake to leave her body, watched in the church
Mr Bantu then begins shouting into a microphone and pushing his hand to her head as church volunteers circle round the woman.
He shouts: ‘Leave her! Leave!’ as she lets out a shriek, holds out her arms and begins losing balance.
She grimaces as Priest Bantu continues shouting and telling the snake to ‘Leave!’. Another quick movement to her head almost makes her fall before she finally tumbles and again cries out.
The woman lands on the floor with the help of a male member of congregation. She is covered in a blanket as the more than two-and-a-half minute ceremony continues.
After losing her balance she eventually falls over and is helped to the floor by a member of the congregation
At peace? The priest concludes the ceremony, asking her ‘who are you?’ before telling her that she is ‘free’
Priest Bantu’s final shout is: ‘In the name of Jesus!’, before there is a moment of silence.
Another man then comes over, shouting and pointing to the woman. He yells:’ Out! Out!’ She shrieks and looks in pain as he sprays her with some kind of liquid.
Concluding, Priest Bantu asks her: ‘Who are you?’ and then announces: ‘You are free’.