THE State has proposed a death sentence for Tafadzwa Shamba and Tapiwa Makore Senior who were convicted for brutally killing sevenyear old Tapiwa Makore Junior in 2020.
This Monday, the duo of Tafadzwa Shamba and Tapiwa Makore Senior was back in court for aggravation and mitigation after the court found them guilty of the gruesome murder of Tapiwa Makore Junior.
In submitting written aggravation of the sentence before High Court judge Justice Munamato Mutevedzi, the State said Shamba and Makore Senior are not remorseful and are unwilling to reveal the whereabouts of Tapiwa Junior’s head and are protecting the traditional healer who ought to have been with them in the dock.
The State also submitted that the manner in which Makore Junior was brutally murdered is in its own category and shows the heinous murder was premeditated.
The state further submitted that the fact that the victim was a young boy who had a bright future and potential to excel in life, only to meet a painful death at the hands of persons he trusted who wanted to enhance their business is more aggravating.
In mitigation, the convicts pleaded for leniency, claiming that they are willing to appease the spirit of the young boy to avoid the wrath of avenging spirits.
The State however, said the courts only operate on facts and evidence, hence the interest of justice demands physical punishment.
This comes after High Court Judge Justice Munamato Mutevedzi found Shamba guilty of murdering the boy, while Makore Senior was convicted of being an accomplice in the murder.
Sentencing of Shamba and Makore Senior is expected this Wednesday.