IN a suspected case of ritual murder that has left Nyanga villagers baffled, a decapitated body of a farm worker was recently found.
Eria Chigova’s body was discovered three days after he had left Rhodalle Farm.
His head was found a few metres away from his body.
His private parts were missing, while his nose and eyes were mutilated.
Police confirmed the gory murder and said investigations are in progress.
“Chigova, who hails from Kwekwe, started working at Rhodalle Farm on January 13. He decided to leave on January 17 and was paid US$10 for his services before his departure.
“On January 20, Chigova was found dead lying in a stream with his head missing. A local villager reported the matter to the police. The police attended the scene and recovered Chigova’s head a few metres away. His belongings that include a woollen hat, money and wallet with identification particulars were found 30 metres away from his remains.
“Investigations are in progress and his next of kin was informed. We are appealing to members of the public with information on what could have transpired to contact their nearest police station,” said Inspector Chananda.
Meanwhile, an illegal gold panner was recently found dead near a Penhalonga mine.
The gold panner’s body was discovered by Never Chitumwa of Makoni Gold Mine. It was in an advanced state of decomposition.
Inspector Chananda said the panner’s next of kin is yet to be established.
He appealed to members of the public with a missing relative to contact the police and Victoria Chitepo Hospital mortuary to help in identifying the deceased.
— Manica Post