Decomposing body found near sewage tank in bush


Human remains were recently found in the bushy areas of Chitima market just a few days after the lifeless body of Josiah Rimayi a taxi driver was found at the bushy area near Masvingo Teachers College.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed that a human body in the most advanced stage of decomposition was found near a sewage tank at the market.

“I can confirm that a human skeleton was found in the bushy areas of Chitima along Mucheke River and we are calling upon members of the public with missing relatives to come and identify the clothes that were found at the scene,” said Mazula.

The first person to see the remains was Arigary Madhavu (44) who was using a pathway from Mucheke high density suburbs to town by foot on Wednesday morning.

Found at the scene were a green T/shirt, leopard spotted bra, red cap and khaki cargo shorts which probably belonged to the dead person.

Reports say the posture of the skeleton suggested it could have been a woman who was raped first before she was murdered.

People who work at Chitima market say the place is naturally smelly so they did not suspect that there might be a human body decomposing close by.

— TellZim

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