MOURNERS have continued gathering in solidarity with the Makore family almost three months after a young Tapiwa Makore, 7, was grisly murdered for ritual purposes.
A relative (aunt) who spoke to this publication Sunday said some relatives had gathered for the funeral from as far as Harare and were still there waiting for the search for Tapiwa’s missing body parts which include the head, arms and limps.
Relatives and neighbours have continued to console the family with church services being held on Thursdays and Sundays at Makore’s homestead.
“The church has united as different denominations converge here on Thursdays and Sundays for church services.
“As a family we have resolved to continue gathering as we wait for the search for the missing body parts to be completed.
“We want our child to rest in peace and the church has really helped us with comforting word.
“There is a way. God is going to intervene and see that justice is done,” said the relative.
The relatives said it was appalling that some people had chosen to egoistic means to end a boy’s life in order to enrichen themselves.
“This is being selfish.
“Why don’t people work for their wealth.
“It is sad that some people choose evil means to earn a living,” said the relative.
The relative said they were optimistic that the missing body parts would be found.
“We believe in God and were are optimistic that the head would be found so that we give our kid a decent burial.”
The search for Tapiwa’s missing body parts yielded nothing on Wednesday and Thursday last week with the suspect and uncle, Thanks Makore reported to have suggested that the head was in the fowl run before shifting goal posts that he had buried the head in a field.
Nineteen hours of digging and searching proved fruitless in the two-day search at Thanks’ Damofalls home.
Police have so far arrested Tafadzwa Shamba who is suspected to be one of the killers, Tapiwa Makore who is the late boy’s uncle, Moud Hunidzarira, 42, who has since appeared in court, Mai Mungandire and Mai Katsande who bought meat from the killer but had no idea that it was human flesh and Thanks who is said to be having the head with a search being done at his house.