. . . digging shifts to maize field
News Editor Tatenda Chipungudzanye
THE search for slain Tapiwa Makore’s missing body parts yielded nothing on Thursday with the suspect and uncle, Thanks Makore reported to have suggested that the head was buried in a field.
Nine hours of digging and searching proved fruitless as Thanks is reported to have said he buried the head in a nearby field where members of the homicide went and returned empty handed.
The search was not without incident as a dog was unleashed on journalists covering the scene when Thanks was being taken for further indications.
The search was briefly stopped because of rains and resumed with indications that the search was yielding nothing.
A relative to the Makores said Thanks had indicated to the police that he had buried the head in his fowl run where the initial search was done.
“It is Thanks who told police that Tapiwa’s head was in his fowl run; imagine all the time taken digging for nothing?
“This is not fair. The boy should rest now.
“Why should we continue troubling the boy’s soul?” said the relative.
The homicide section left the place with other officers without any information as to where they were going with Thanks.
Unlike Wednesday, fewer people gathered to witness yesterday’s proceedings.