Residents of Damofalls in Ruwa had running battles with police on Wednesday when they besieged a house owned by Thanks Makore, an uncle to the late Tapiwa Makore (Junior), who was murdered in September and his body dismembered.
The chaotic scenes erupted after three informants told the police that Tapiwa’s head, which has been missing since his body was discovered in Murehwa, was buried at the house.
Police had to fire three warning shots when the crowds demanded to see Thanks and pelted the Nissan Navara ferrying him as it drove off.
Thanks has been in police custody for some time after his arrest for his suspected involvement in the murder. His twin brother, Tapiwa Makore (Senior) is also in police custody over the same case.
Reports indicate that Thanks Makore and his family threw a party at their Damofalls house on September 21, which coincided with the disappearance of the boy in Murehwa. A neighbour told The Herald:
We were surprised because we knew about Tapiwa’s murder and we knew he was the family’s close relative.
How could someone celebrate at a time there was family bereavement.
A big cake was delivered on the day and there were celebrations. We don’t know what the celebration was all about, whether it was a birthday party or just a party.
Thanks Makore and his wife are reportedly investing in Murehwa and had built a shop which is yet to open.