Kuwadzana residents woke up to a shocker when a toddler was found dead in a well in a bush close to their community. The young boy, around three years old, was found floating in the well by residents who had come to fetch water.
Tendai Majoni, one of the first people to see the deceased, said they found the boy already dead.
“We have boreholes close to our houses but lately they haven’t been functional so we have alternatives of wells that are in the bush.
“The well that the young boy was found in is one of them so around 10pm we went into the bush to fetch water when we got there we found the boy floating.
“We tried to take the body out of the water hoping that the boy was still alive but when we discovered that he was already dead we left it in the water and went into nearby houses to alert others,” she said.
As efforts to find the family of the minor were being made, individuals who have managed to see the lifeless body failed to recognise him.
“We have never seen the young boy in our community, I suspect that he was murdered for rituals far away and was dumped here.
“There are also chances that the child could have been walking in the bush and then fell into the well by himself but his face is not familiar here.
“We have even asked other young kids in our neighbourhood and they all failed to identify him,” she added.
When H-Metro left the scene, the police had arrived waiting for transport to carry the deceased to the mortuary.