The family of the murdered Murehwa boy, Tapiwa Makore, has claimed that his spirit appeared to their daughter recently and spoke with her.
Tapiwa’s father, Munyaradzi, told NewsDay that his four-year-old daughter allegedly went into a trance with her eyes wide open and spoke to her deceased brother. He said:
It happened recently, once. I was not around, but my wife and a relative witnessed it.
She went into a trance or like someone sleeping, but her eyes were open. She appeared as if she was talking to someone.
After some moments, she woke up and revealed that her late brother Tapiwa had appeared to her and they had a conversation.
Munyaradzi said his daughter claimed to have seen the dismembered body of her brother.
Tapiwa, then 7-years-old, was murdered for suspected ritual purposes in September 2020 in Nyamutumbu village, Murehwa.
The boy’s uncle and namesake Tapiwa Makore (Snr) and his herdboy Tafadzwa Shamba are in remand prison over the gruesome murder.
Shamba confessed to killing the boy for ritual purposes and claimed his then-employer, Tapiwa Makore (Snr) was also involved in the murder.
Tapiwa was buried six months after his murder without his head which is yet to be located.
In Shona culture, it is believed that a murdered person can avenge their own death or even reveal the location of their remains if they are missing.