41-year-old murder case reopens as alleged body parts found
In a shocking turn of events, the alleged privates belonging to a man who was reportedly murdered for ritual purposes over four decades ago have been retrieved under a disused shop in Mutasa. The villagers in Maondo Village and surrounding areas, led by a traditional healer, gathered to witness the retrieval of the private parts, eyes, and tongue believed to belong to the late Tukai Kujeke.
Kujeke was allegedly murdered in 1982 and buried without his missing body parts. The suspects, Oneday Manyarara and James Dangarembwa, who have since passed away, were said to have appeased Kujeke’s avenging spirit with seven cattle each in a ceremony witnessed by their families.
Retrieval operation led by traditional healer
The retrieval team, led by Nyanga traditional healer Sekuru Shingirai Mukotsanjera, discovered the parts in a small calabash about two meters deep outside the disused Dangarembwa shop in Maondo Business Centre. The shop, which had been abandoned for years, was allegedly haunted by Kujeke’s spirit since the 1980s.
The body parts were then taken to the cemetery where Kujeke was buried and placed in his grave to rest with his body.
Villagers come out in their numbers
When The Manica Post news crew arrived at the scene, hundreds of villagers had already gathered to witness the retrieval operation. According to eyewitnesses, the atmosphere was tense as villagers watched with bated breath as the traditional healer and his team dug for the alleged body parts.
One villager, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “It’s like a scene from a horror movie. We never thought that such things could happen in our village. We hope that the discovery of these body parts will bring closure to the family of the deceased.”
Closure for the family of the deceased
The discovery of these alleged body parts could bring closure to Kujeke’s family, who have waited for over four decades for justice. The suspects in the case may have passed away, but the families’ appeasement of Kujeke’s avenging spirit may bring some solace to those affected by the crime.
As this case comes to a close, it is a reminder that justice may be delayed, but it is never denied.