JUST IN: Latest on Murehwa boy Tapiwa Makore who was murdered in a suspected ritual killing

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Murder suspect Tafadzwa Shamba (40) demonstrates how he killed seven-year-old Tapiwa Makore during an inspection in loco at Makore Village under Chief Mangwende in Murehwa.

THE family of the late Tapiwa Makore junior who was killed in a suspected ritual murder in September has written to the Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police requesting DNA test results for his body parts which are yet to be released.

In a letter dated 3 December and addressed to the Commissioner General of Police and copied to the Prosecutor General, the Makore family through their lawyer Tabitha Chikeya said the DNA test results have taken longer than anticipated after they were promised to get them within 21 days from the date samples were collected.

Ms Chikeya told ZBC News that the results will expedite the delivery of justice and help the family get the closure.

“The family has waited for a long time and we are requesting the Zimbabwe Republic Police to give us the results after the laboratory indicated that the results were collected by the police,” she said.

The body parts which were sent to the laboratory include legs, a human skull, abdomen and palm.

ZRP National Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi could not comment on the issue saying he is not yet aware of the existence of such a letter.

In another development, the High court has deferred ruling in the bail application of one of the accused, Thanks Makore who was arrested last month in connection with the case.

Three other suspects Tafadzwa Shamba, Tapiwa Makore senior and Maud Hunidzarira are still in custody awaiting trial.

— ZBC


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