A man from Matova Village under Chief Zimuto in Masvingo gruesomely murdered a 9-year-old boy for suspected ritual purposes by beheading him using a kitchen knife. ZRP On Twitter detailed the brutal incident that occurred on Friday in Masvingo in a tweet that reads:
The ZRP confirms the gruesome murder of a 9-year-old boy at Matova Village Chief Zimuto, Masvingo on 4/12/20 by suspect Clever Chitiga (22) for assumed ritual purposes. The minor was beheaded using a kitchen knife before the head was shaved in hot water and pounded in a mortar using a pestle.
The head was boiled in a pot in preparation for feasting and the body of the victim was wrapped in a mosquito net before it was submerged in a nearby dam. Meanwhile Police have arrested the suspect and recovered several exhibits.
Members of the public are warned against strange, superstitious and unjustified beliefs for wealth; all perpetrators of crime will be arrested. #notomurder
The unfortunate incident comes a few months after the gruesome murder of Tapiwa Makore suspected to have been murdered by his uncle Tapiwa Makore and a local headman Tafadzwa Shamba. Tapiwa’s young body is yet to be buried as his head and other parts are yet to be recovered.
Source: ZRP Twitter