Court gives death sentence to the twisted pair who brutally murdered 7-year-old Murehwa boy Tapiwa Makore in ritual killing
Judge Munamato Mutevedzi sentenced 40-year-old Tafadzwa Shamba and the boy’s 60-year-old uncle Tapiwa Makore Snr to hang, bringing justice and closure for grieving family.
Verdict sent shockwaves after gruesome details of innocent boy’s ritual killing were revealed in court.
Court heard Tafadzwa Shamba and Tapiwa Makore Snr drugged, butchered and mutilated the boy to benefit uncle’s cabbage business. Judge said the murder was planned and used illicit brew to torture the little victim.
Judge rejected pleas for leniency from defense lawyers. He said no jail term could cover the callous crime which left the grieving parents heartbroken.
Judge Mutevedzi firmly stated that only death sentence was sufficient due to gravity of the horrific offense.
He said the twisted pair showed no remorse, drinking alcohol after brutally killing the 7-year-old and denying family closure.
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