Police have arrested a 22-year-old man for the gruesome ritual murder of a 17-year-old boy in Shurugwi.
The officer who confirmed the incident, said suspect also gouged out the victim’s two eyes, burnt the body and head, which he buried in a shallow grave.
He said: “On January 21, 2021,around 9.30am, detectives arrested one Blessed Matezva (22) who lured one Tapiwa Museva (17) of same address, into the outskirts of the village forest and killed him with a stick and then beheaded him.
“He forcefully gouged out his two eyes, burnt the body and head, and buried them separately in a shallow grave located in a nearby bush.
“During investigation, all the buried human parts were exhumed and taken to the General Hospital, for medical examination, where a medical doctor certified that the body parts had been removed.”
He added that upon interrogation,
“the two eyes were recovered from the principal suspect, who voluntarily confessed to have committed the crime and was asked by a ritualist to bring the eyes for ritual to enable him to be rich.”
Exhibits recovered from the suspect includes one knife, one Mp3 player, a pair of rubber shoes and a lighter. He stated that the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.