High Court judge Justice Benjamin Chikowero has deferred ruling on a suspected ritual murderer, Thanks Makore’s bail application.
Though Justice Chikowero was expected to give his decision on the matter, he notified the legal counsels for both parties that his ruling was not yet ready and would be delivered in due course.
Makore is seeking bail and is in custody pending trial with his co-accused Tapiwa Makore Senior, Tafadzwa Shamba and Maud Hunidzarira.
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Thanks is the prime suspect in the apparent ritual murder of his seven-year-old nephew, Tapiwa Makore Junior who was murdered on September 17.
He reportedly paid his twin-brother Tapiwa and herdsman Shamba US$1 500 for the boy’s head and arms.
The boy is yet to be buried as his head has not yet been located.
A relative of the Makores, Beula Musupai, said the family was still in pain following Tapiwa’s murder and expressed worry over the slow pace with which the matter was being handled.