Ritual murder

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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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    Tapiwa Makore burial further delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions

    THE 30-day COVID-19 lockdown period imposed by Government early this month to curb the spread of the respiratory virus has further delayed the burial of Murewa’s slain seven-year-old Tapiwa Makore. Tapiwa was gruesomely murdered on September 17 last year in Nyamutumbu village, Murewa, in a suspected ritual killing, and his remains were initially scheduled to be buried on January 9,…

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