Two Murewa Women Arrested For Buying, Cooking And Eating Flesh From Slain Boy’s Remains
3 November 2020

Paul Nyathi

Tafadzwa Shamba

Two villagers in Murewa have reportedly been arrested after they allegedly bought human flesh from a herd boy, Tafadzwa Shamba, who had earlier murdered seven-year-old Tapiwa Makore in September.

The two women are said to have bought the human flesh cut off from the late boy’s thigh at Katsande’s homestead during a drinking session.

Tapiwa was allegedly murdered on 24 September for ritual purposes by Shamba and the deceased’s uncle Tapiwa Makore senior.

The two suspects are in custody awaiting trial.

Information from the relatives said police ZRP over the weekend picked-up two villagers who bought Tapiwa’s flesh, which is believed to have been chucked off from the deceased’s thigh. Tapiwa’s head remains missing and he is yet to be buried.

“Police came Sunday and picked-up Mai Mungandire and Mai Katsande, and both agreed they bought meat from the killer but had no idea that it was human flesh,” Beulah Makore, the family spokesperson revealed.

“One of them initially refused until police officers told her that Tafadzwa had admitted cutting flesh from the thigh of the deceased and sold it to them.

“The two unsuspecting women actually cooked the meat and ate. So, they were taken to Murewa police station for further questioning and were also ordered to carry the pots that they used to cook Tapiwa’s flesh.”