Ritual killings

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    Murdered pupils: Uncle and school SDC member now prime suspect

    THE two seven-year-old cousins killed last week on their way home from school in central Mutasa are suspected to have been murdered by their uncle who allegedly tried to throw search parties off the scent by giving false information as the community mobilised to find the missing children. Dilan and Melissa Benza were killed at an abandoned homestead halfway on…

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    Mberengwa woman murdered, tongue removed

    A 45-year-old Mberengwa woman was found dead near her homestead with her tongue missing. The killing, which the police suspect could be ritually motivated, occurred last Sunday night in Butete Village under Chief Mahlebadza. Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident. He said Beatrice Dube retired to bed around 8:30 pm on Sunday and her body was…

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    Police outline how Masvingo man gruesomely prepared boy’s head for a ‘meal’

    By Mutsa Makuvaza POLICE have outlined the horrendous murder incident that took place Friday in Matova village under Chief Zimuto in the Gokomere area, Masvingo, when a 22-year-old man murdered his brother’s nine-year-old son. The man, identified by police as Clever Chitiga, went on to cut off his victim’s head, shaved it and boiled it in a pot after having…

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