Justice Served: Tapiwa Makore’s Killers Sentenced to Death for Brutal murder
In a landmark ruling, High Court judge Justice Munamato Mutevedzi today the 12th of July sentenced Tapiwa Makore’s killers to death.
Justice Munamato Mutevedzo delivered the long-awaited judgment in the brutal murder case of seven-year-old Tapiwa Makore Jr. The accused, Tafadzwa Shamba (40), and Tapiwa Makore Snr (60), where found guilty and sentenced to death.
In delivering judgement, the high court judge said that, the court uncovered the gruesome details of the ritualistic killing that shook the nation.
It was revealed that Tafadzwa Shamba, the prime suspect, and Tapiwa Makore Snr, the boy’s uncle, drugged, killed, and mutilated young Tapiwa for ritual purposes, with the intention of benefiting Tapiwa Snr’s cabbage business.
The court emphasized the aggravating circumstances surrounding the murder, stating that it was premeditated and meticulously planned. The use of illicit brew as a form of torture further intensified the severity of the crime.
No Leniency for Killers Despite Pleas for Custodial Sentence
In the face of overwhelming evidence and the horrific nature of the crime, pleas for leniency from the defense were vehemently rejected by Justice Mutevedzi. The judge acknowledged the merciless actions of the accused, who callously drank alcohol after committing the heinous act, denying the grieving parents the closure they desperately sought. Justice Mutevedzi firmly stated that no amount of jail term would be sufficient considering the gravity of the offense.
Justice Mutevedzi Delivers a Landmark Verdict
The verdict has been met with a mixture of relief, satisfaction, and sadness. It brings a sense of closure to the grieving family, who have endured unimaginable pain since the tragic loss of their young son. The community, which has been closely following the trial, sees the judgment as a resounding message that such acts of violence will not be tolerated.
As Tafadzwa Shamba and Tapiwa Makore Snr remain in custody, the initiation of the death sentence looms ahead. The sentencing phase will mark the final chapter in this tragic case, providing a semblance of justice for young Tapiwa Makore Jr. and his grieving family. The nation stands united, hoping that the punishment imposed will be commensurate with the gravity of their crimes and serve as a deterrent against such heinous acts in the future.
The decision has sent shockwaves throughout the nation and marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of justice for the young victim.
Credit: Harare Live / Pindula News/ Herald Zimbabwe