Villagers at Bata Farm in Bimdura are now living in fear after three bodies were found dumped in their neighbourhood.
One of the villagers stumbled upon the three bodies on 25 April near a dam with their vehicle, a silver Honda CRV parked close by.
The bodies were near a bus stop along the Bindura-Mt Darwin Road and about half a kilometre from Umfurudzi toll gate.
The community has since agreed on a 6 PM curfew in the aftermath of the incident.
Tinashe Kabaira told The Herald that he left home on Sunday at around 4 AM with his cattle drawn scotch cart to water his garden as per his daily routine. He said:
When I reached the dam I saw a man sleeping and I called out but there was no response. I concluded that he was drunk but when I went closer I discovered that he was not breathing.
I immediately went to [Stephen] Chari’s [a member of the neighbourhood watch committee] homestead and we went back to the scene where we discovered two more bodies.
This event has unsettled this whole community. We never expected to witness something this sinister. Pictures of this event continue to haunt us and constantly we are reminded of this through social media.
This dam provides water for gardening, livestock and laundry but after this event people stopped coming to the dam.
Another villager, Mary Chinakidzwa believes the three men were murdered somewhere and the assailants then dumped the bodies near the dam. She said:
It looks like these three people were not killed at this dam. The bodies were only dumped here. The crime scene was not disturbed and does not indicate a struggle or dragging of bodies.
Chief Mutumba said after the police complete their investigation there is a need to cleanse the area to get rid of avenging spirits that may cause problems in the area.
A suspect was arrested in Dotito, Mashonaland Central, on Thursday in connection with the death of three men.
Reports claim the suspect Isaac Diningo (45), is believed to be a n’anga (traditional healer) whom the deceased had earlier consulted.
He reportedly gave the three men a concoction after the men allegedly consulted him seeking assistance to boost their fledgeling business.
The men are believed to have been carrying huge sums of cash and it is thought the n’anga desired their money and he killed them before dumping the bodies at the farm.
Two of the dead men have been identified as Medio Kashiri (52) and Anthony Ndawana also aged 52.