Zaka villagers were left gobsmacked after relatives to the Mvuma woman who was last week allegedly killed by her husband buried her body in a shallow grave at the centre of her husband’s homestead.
Regina Khumbula (35) was reportedly killed by her husband, Rameck Batirai (39) who wanted the wife’s body parts for ritual purposes.
The murder was allegedly exposed by Batirai’s one-year-old son who continued to cry uncontrollably at the crime scene as he was in the process of removing the body parts.
The relatives of the late Khumbula went to the suspect’s parents’ homestead in Zaka where they dug a shallow grave at the centre of the homestead and buried her on Monday.
A relative who requested not to be named in the report told The Herald that they did not involve relatives of the husband when they conducted the burial ceremony. He said:
They were just following proceedings with folded hands as we conducted the burial ceremony.
The centre of the homestead was the perfect place we thought was suitable enough to send our message well to them that we are still pained and in shock over the manner in which our daughter was killed by her husband.
Reports claim that Batirai had been promised US$5 000 by Tongai Hotera (37) and Innocent Munemo (39) if he provided a human tongue and breasts which they intended to use for ritual purposes. – The Herald