The Zimbabwe Republic Police has revealed that Thanks Makore (56) has been arrested in connection with the ritual murder of his 7-year-old nephew, Tapiwa Makore.
Thanks Makore who resides in Damofalls was arrested on Tuesday in Harare after it appeared that he was given Tapiwa’s head and arms.
He has since appeared before a Mutoko magistrate who remanded him in custody.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the police force was now focused on locating the boy’s head and arms.
This is happening after recent police investigations revealed that Tapiwa Makore senior who is already in remand gave an 11-year-old boy from Nyamutumbu Village a sum of US$5 to lure Tapiwa Makore (Jnr) from his parents’ garden to his uncle’s homestead.
Tapiwa Makore senior also gave the boy a T-shirt for the role he played and warned him against disclosing the matter to anyone.
The boy handed over the money to his mother who kept the secret. The mother is said to have used the money to buy chicken.
The boy will testify as a witness in the murder trial.
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