The family of the late Tapiwa Makore Junior besieged the High Court this Monday demanding justice for the young boy who was allegedly killed by his uncle in a suspected ritual murder in September this year.
However, the court once again deferred the bail ruling for the chief suspect in the murder case, Thanks Makore, to this Friday as Justice Tawanda Chitapi who is dealing with the matter was not available.
This did not go down well with family members who demanded answers on why the DNA test results have taken longer than anticipated.
As for Tapiwa’s parents, the good rains being received countrywide should have seen them spending more time in the fields but the delay in the case has brought everything to stand still.
“It is taking too long for us to find Tapiwa’s remaining body parts. Those who were arrested are not telling where they hid his head. We are now clueless, we do not know what to do,” said the mother.
Makore Village Head, Mr Michael Mavhura who accompanied the bereaved family all the way from Murehwa, said the whole village is still in grief, pleading for those with ideas to intervene.
He said: “We have been waiting for Tapiwa’s body parts for almost three months now. We cannot continue to have a funeral for such a long period. The family needs closure.”
To some, justice must prevail.
Tapiwa Makore was murdered in September this year with three other suspects Tafadzwa Shamba, Tapiwa Makore senior and Maud Hunidzarira in remand prison waiting for trial.