The burial of Tapiwa Makore from Chief Mangwende area in Murehwa which was scheduled for Saturday 9 January 2021 was postponed indefinitely because of the lockdown, ZTN reports.
This was communicated by the family spokesperson Beaula Musupayi who told ZTN that:
The recently pronounced lockdown has forced us to postpone the burial. Some of our relatives could not travel due to Covid-19 so we have decided to put the burial on hold. They want to pay their last respects and we cannot deny them a chance to do so.
Musupayi said the families of the twin Makore brothers believed to be behind the murder Thanks and Tapiwa Mkore Senior are not welcome to the burial:
Thanks and Tapiwa’s families are not welcome. The situation is not as we all wanted as such these people must stay away from the proceedings, we don’t want to see them.
However, Thanks Makore’s son said he will attend the burial to pay his last respects:
By nature l should attend the funeral to pay my last respects and had it not been for the bail conditions set for my father, he would have loved to attend the burial also
Tapiwa was murdered by his namesake and his herdsman in September 2020 for suspected ritual purposes.