Herd boy killed Murewa boy for US$1500: Police

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Lloyd Ndemo

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a cattle herder suspected of murdering a 7 year old minor from Murewa.

The herdsman had been promised US$1500 for the minor’s head.

The minor was killed in cold blood last week.

In a statement police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner, Paul Nyathi said, “the Zimbabwe republic police would like to confirm that a suspect, Tafadzwa Shamba (40) has been arrested in connection with the murder of Tapiwa Makore (7) for ritual purposes.

Assistant Commissioner Nyathi added, “the other two suspects are on the run and police are looking for them.

“Tafadzwa Shamba, a herd boy in the same village with the victim, worked with the other suspects to waylay the victim at the garden.

“They took him to a mountain where they kept him for the whole day. They then killed him at night and one of the other suspects who is from Juru growth point, took away the head, leaving the herd boy with the other body parts after promising him US $ 1500. 00 on coming back.”

Police have since recovered the blood-stained clothes worn by Tafadzwa Shamba on the day he committed the crime.