Murdered Murewa boy Tapiwa Makore’s two legs found in toilet

Murdered Murewa boy Tapiwa Makore’s two legs found in toilet
Murder suspect Tafadzwa Shamba (40) demonstrates how he killed seven-year-old Tapiwa Makore during an inspection in loco at Makore Village under Chief Mangwende in Murehwa yesterday.

Police have confirmed that pair of legs belonging to Murewa murdered seven-year-old Tapiwa Makore was discovered in a nearby pit latrine as the search for all his body parts continues.

The police said they are yet to recover the skull and hands which were also missing when the body of the seven year old boy was found.

“The ZRP confirms that in the ongoing investigations in connection with the gruesome murder of Tapiwa Makore [7] two complete legs were recovered in a pit toilet near a village football pitch in Murehwa on 2/10/20. Police are yet to recover the skull and hands,” the police announced on Twitter.

The Murewa murder case has shocked the entire nation which is still to come to terms with how a trusted relative could sacrifice an innocent child for rituals.

Tapiwa was allegedly murdered for ritual purposes by his uncle Tapiwa Makore (Snr) and his domestic worker, Tafadzwa Shamba (40).

Shamba on Friday led detectives to the recovery of the legs dumped in a toilet while the boy’s head is yet to be found.

Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson referred questions to national police headquarters in Harare.  On October 2, Shamba led a team of police detectives to Makore village, as part of the investigations.

He allegedly took them to a toilet at a site intended for building a preschool in the same village where he said he had dumped the boy’s blood-stained clothes.

The villagers then demolished the three-metre deep toilet, leading to the recovery of the legs which were at an advanced stage of decomposition.

Shamba confessed to have thrown the legs in the pit.