Victor Maphosa in Negombwe, Wedza
Thousands of mourners, mainly from the Johane Masowe eChishanu apostolic sect, gathered at Crispen Kanerusine popularly known as Madzibaba Sirage’s homestead in the Negombwe area, Wedza to pay their last respects to one of their own who was murdered by Jaison Muvevi last week while leading a church service at their shrine.
Madzibaba Sirage was buried today in his village in Mukamba.
Muvevi, a former CID detective who is understood to have been a gold dealer, killed Madzibaba Sirage in cold blood as he was preaching in front of congregants in Wedza on Friday afternoon.
He went on to fatally shoot the officer-in- charge of Hwedza Police Station, Inspector Maxwell Hove and a male bartender, Munashe Mujanhi, while Constable Tendai Mugova was seriously injured in the gunfight with the rogue former cop.
After killing the three in Hwedza, Muvevi escaped resulting in police launching a manhunt for him only to be arrested on Monday after skipping the border into Mozambique.
Muvevi has since appeared in court and is expected back in court on January 20 for initial remand.
The State had applied for further detention to allow detectives to continue with investigations.
The application was granted.