BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA
Murewa ritual murder victim Tapiwa Makore was finally buried yesterday at his rural homestead in Nyamutumbu, six months after his death.
Makore’s corpse was chopped to pieces by the suspected murderers and his head is still missing despite frantic efforts by both the family and police to locate it.
Scores of people, from all walks of life thronged the Makore homestead despite Covid-19 regulations that limit the number people allowed at funerals.
Murewa senator David Parirenyatwa told mourners that the case called for stronger protection for children.
“It is disheartening to note that Tapiwa lost his life at such an age,” Parirenyatwa said.
“Government will do what it takes to ensure that children are protected.”
National Housing and Social Amenities minister Daniel Garwe said people should respect the sanctity of life.
“We are here to bury Tapiwa, an unfortunate incident that happened in this area,” Garwe told mourners.
“I pray that it will not happen again, people should love each other. There is need for people to value life more than anything else.”
The Makore family thanked Zimbabweans for supporting them during the trying times.
More than three people have since been arrested in connection with the murder, including Makore’s uncle and namesake Tapiwa Makore (snr) and his herd boy Tafadzwa Shamba.
Shamba has since confessed to the murder, saying they killed the boy as a way to boost their horticulture business.