The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has said its members are working to bring to book individuals who killed two minors in Nyanga District about five days ago.
Police say they are still investigating the gruesome murder of two seven-year-old cousins Melisa and Delaney Benza.
Police provincial spokesperson Assistant Inspector Chinyoka told ZTN that they are “doing everything in our capacity to bring the culprits to book”. Said Chinyoka:
We are still conducting investigations and will make sure these criminals are brought to book.
The duo went missing on Tuesday after lessons at Saint Robert Mbaza Primary school and their bodies were found on Wednesday with deep cuts on the necks and their uniforms were blood-stained but all their body parts were intact.
Reports suggest that the suspects waylaid the two cousins on their way from Mbaza Primary School, about 4km from home.
They slit their throats and stashed their bodies in a blair toilet at a deserted homestead. Detectives believe the murders were for ritual purposes.
The murders come barely a month after had Zimbabwe witnessed the burial of another seven-year-old ritual murder victim, Tapiwa Makore of Murewa.
It is widely believed that ritualists use human parts as wealth-enhancing charms, among other devilish purposes.