Tapiwa Makore’s Father Duped After Trying To Travel To Malawi To Recover Son’s Missing Head
Tapiwa Makore’s father, Munyaradzi has dragged a 37- year-old Harare man to the Harare Magistrates Court accusing him of misrepresenting that he could hire out his car.
Tapiwa’s father is reported to have paid RTGS$ 4000 and US$125 cash to Taurai Fitzgerald Mukumba intending to travel to Malawi after he had consulted some faith healers who informed him that his son’s head was in Malawi.
The State alleges that Mukumba did not deliver the vehicle to Makore.
Mukumba appeared before Harare magistrate Richard Mangosi charged with fraud. He was granted $5000 bail.
The State represented by Lancelot Mutsokoti alleges that on the 17th of February 2021 Mukumba misrepresented to Makore that he could hire out to him his vehicle since the complainant had indicated to him his intention to travel to Malawi.
After receiving the money, the accused, however, started to give excuses for not delivering the vehicle until the complainant made a police report.
According to the court papers, Makore consulted some faith healers who told him that the head of his son was in Malawi and so he was looking for a vehicle to hire for the journey to Malawi when he met Mukumba.
The accused person received a total of RTGS$ 4500 via EcoCash and US$125 cash and all was recovered.
Meanwhile, iHarare had reported that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has finally released some of the much-awaited DNA forensic results for the late Tapiwa Makore who was allegedly murdered in September last year for ritual purposes.
According to a statement released by ZRP yesterday, some of the remains they have retrieved belonged to Tapiwa Makore.
In the statement, the police revealed that the DNA tests which were conducted by AIBST DNA Testing Centre and the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) matched the jaw, tooth, and limb of seven-year-old Tapiwa.
The remains were part of the several skulls that were recovered from Tapiwa Makore Senior’s toilet last December after ZRP had intensified its search for the missing body parts.
However, Tapiwa’s family has rejected the DNA results and is requesting a second test.
Tapiwa’s mother Linda Munyori said it was impossible for the head to belong to Tapiwa given it was discovered three days after his death but did not look new.
However, following these recent developments, the family is now planning to bury Tapiwa’s remains on the 27th of March 2021, and a local traditional leader, Chief Mangwende is set to preside over the burial.
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