Murdered Murehwa Boy’s Uncle Nabbed
28 September 2020

By A Correspondent- The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) on Sunday arrested the uncle of Tapiwa Makore, a 7-year-old Murewa boy who was murdered recently, in connection with the murder case.

The arrest of Tapiwa’s uncle was confirmed by Police National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said he is suspected to have worked with another suspect, Tafadzwa Shamba who was arrested last week.

Nyathi said:

Police have arrested the deceased’s uncle in connection with the murder incident. He was arrested yesterday. Allegations are that the uncle assisted Tafadzwa Shamba in this case and he is the one who took the head to a witch doctor.

Police are now looking for the witch doctor.

Tapiwa went missing on the 17th of this month only to be found dead on the following day with some of his body parts missing.

The ongoing investigations have so far suggested that there could be many cases of children murder that are going unreported.

The suggestion was made after the head of another unidentified boy was discovered and tested to ascertain if it belonged to Tapiwa. It was a mismatch.

Meanwhile, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed concern of the reports and has called for the acceleration of the investigations to bring the perpetrators to book.