I will represent CCC in Ward 3: Murdered Murehwa boy Tapiwa Makore’s dad Munyaradzi runs for office

Slain Tapiwa Makore’s father, Mr Munyaradzi Makore, narrates the ordeal to journalists in the company of his wife Ms Linda Munyori

Munyaradzi Makore, who lost his eight-year-old son Tapiwa to suspected ritual murderers in September 2020, is now running for office in Murehwa North constituency.

Despite facing intimidation in a well-known Zanu PF stronghold, Makore filed his nomination papers and will be standing as a council candidate for ward 3 under the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) ticket.

Makore’s son was allegedly murdered for ritual purposes, and although his body was found chopped into pieces, his head is still missing.

Makore’s family has not given up hope for justice, and he hopes to push for closure to the matter while also mobilizing support for the CCC.

On Wednesday, Makore was among opposition candidates from the Zanu PF stronghold of Murehwa North who filed nomination papers to run for a ward council seat on the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) ticket.

Makore told NewsDay he is running for the first time: “This is my first time to contest in an election.”

Makore says he will represent CCC in Ward 3 – despite Zanu PF and government officials leading Tapiwa’s burial.

He said: “I have to work hard in mobilising support and make sure that we get the desired results.”

Recently, suspected Zanu PF youths assaulted elderly villagers in Kaseke village over alleged CCC links, forcing them into the mountains.

Sources say Makore entered politics to “drown his sorrows” or seek justice for Tapiwa, whose killers have not faced trial over a year after his gruesome killing.

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