Police with the aid of sniffer dogs, today raided a house in Damofalls where the head of 7-year-old Tapiwa Makore is believed to be located. The house belongs to murder suspect Thanks Makore who is the twin brother to Tapiwa Makore senior an accomplice in the ritual murder.
When police arrived at Thanks Makore’s house around 10 am word quickly spread out and a large crowd gathered curious to know what was taking places. Rumours then spread on social media suggesting that Tapiwa Makore’s head had been found hidden somewhere within the compound of his Uncle’s property. However, police have not confirmed anything about the nature and findings of their investigations.
In October the nation was shocked to learn of the gory details behind the ritual killing of the 7 Old by Shamba who narrated how he lured the victim to a nearby mountain before ending the life of the innocent boy.
I went to the kitchen hut and brought the boy sadza and dried fish.
I drank …beer to gather courage. I also put a bit of sugar into the brew and offered it to the boy who took it until he got drunk and slept…
Around midnight…I carried the boy, who was still in deep slumber to a mountain in the village.
Mr Makore carried the knives and the plastic bags. I pressed the boy to the ground and cut off his head with a sharp knife, while his uncle was holding a torch for lighting.
I also cut off the hands and legs, but we packed the parts in different plastic bags. I carried the one with the torso and the head while Mr Makore carried another one containing the legs and hands, Shamba said in a confession the Police
Thanks Makore (56) has been arrested in connection with the ritual murder of his nephew, Tapiwa Makore (Jnr), with allegations that he was given the boy’s head and arms.
Makore of Damofalls was arrested on Tuesday in Harare and has since appeared before a Mutoko magistrate, who remanded him in custody.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police efforts were now concentrated on locating the boy’s head and arms.
Recent police investigations into the boy’s ritual murder revealed that an 11-year-old boy from Nyamutumbu Village was paid US$5 to lure Tapiwa Makore (Jnr) from his parents’ garden to his uncle’s homestead.
The uncle, Tapiwa Makore (Snr), allegedly gave the boy US$5 plus a T-shirt for the role he played, before warning him against disclosing the matter to anyone.
The boy handed over the money to his mother who kept the secret. The uncle, together with his herdsman Tafadzwa Shamba are in remand prison pending the murder trial. Police investigations have revealed that the 11-year-old was sent by both Makore (Snr) and Shamba to lure Tapiwa.
The boy later revealed what allegedly happened to his mother who told him not to tell anyone.
The mother is said to have used the money to buy chicken. The boy will testify as a witness in the murder trial.