Tapiwa Makore: 7-Year-Old Murewa Boy Killed Allegedly For Ritual Purposes, Body Parts Missing
In an unfortunate incident that occurred in Makore Village under Chief Mangwende in Murewa, a 7-year-old boy’s body was discovered with his head, neck, both legs and arms hacked off, The Herald reported.
The body was discovered when a neighbour woke up to find his dogs eating the remains of a human being which turned out to be the body of the missing 7-year-old boy who had gone missing the previous day.
ZRP National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident and said:
Police in Murewa are looking for perpetrators behind the gruesome murder of a 7-year-old boy who went missing on September 17, 2020 after he had been sent to the garden by his mother.
The body of the boy was later discovered on September18 2020 being eaten by dogs with the head, arms and legs chopped off for suspected ritual purposes. We urge parents and guardians to always be on the look out of their minors and prioritise their safety, at all times. Investigations into this matter are in progress.
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According to sources privy to the developments, The minor had been sent to look after the garden by his parents with a lunchbox of food and a bottle of water, when the parents went to the garden later to water the garden they saw the lunchbox and the bottle of water but the boy was missing.
They asked his friends about his whereabouts and they said he had been swimming in a nearby pool. The parents searched for him and they could not find him and call for a search party that could not locate the boy. His body was discovered the next day when their neighbour woke up and discovered his dogs eating the remains of a human being.