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Chivi boy (16) on the run for bludgeoning cousin (4)

MILLICENT HUNGWE

CHIVI- A 16 year old boy is on the police’s wanted list on allegations that he murdered his 4 year old cousin in cold blood and disappeared from home.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the murder of the 4 year old, Takunda Mukumba on 5 May 2024 and said police has since launched a manhunt for the 16 year old juvenile from Village Maziriri, in  Chivi as the chief suspect.

Dhewa said the deceased and the suspect were cousin brothers.

On the fateful day in the morning at around 0400hrs the deceased was left at home in the custody of the suspect by their uncle Shonai Maunganidze (32).

When Maunganidze came back from his journey at around 1900hrs the same day he found the deceased lying on the floor while covered with blankets.

Inspector Dhewa added that the uncle switched on his torch and immediately observed that Takunda’s body was lifeless, with a swollen head, bruises on both legs, left hand and the back.

Police attended the scene and the deceased’s body was taken to Chivi District Hospital for a  postmortem.

 “The suspect could not be found at Shonayi’s homestead however the police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of the suspect.

“Anyone with information must immediately report to the nearest Police station.” Said Dhewa.

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