An uncle to herd man who killed Tapiwa Makore in Murehwa and his body parts went missing for ritual purposes committed suicide yesterday morning in what some villagers believe to be an avenging spirit of the late boy who is yet to be buried.
Japhet Shamba (33), who is an uncle to self-confessed ritual murderer Tafadzwa Shamba was found hanging on a tree a few metres from his homestead in Chinyani village under Chief Mangwende.
According to police sources, the late Shamba went missing from the homestead since last Thursday.
The deceased is said to have left a suicidal note stating that he regretted exhausting all the maize and peanut seeds from his grandmother’s granary.
He used to stay with his mother and wife at the same homestead.
The death of Shamba left villagers in Murewa concluding that the late Tapiwa’s spirit was now avenging after Tafadzwa confessed to the gruesome murder of the boy.
Tapiwa is yet to be buried as his head and hands are still missing.-NewsDay