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Man Kills Niece, Removes Private Parts

By Marita Leboho

In an incident that left villagers in Mwenezi shocked, a 37-year old man allegedly killed his niece, removed the private parts before burning the corpse.

Taruziva Sithole of Chomutengu village, under Chief Mazetese is currently assisting police with investigations following the death of her six year old niece.

It is reported that on ….., the deceased was herding cattle with her friends in the plains.

While playing, the deceased and her colleagues lost the cattle a move which irritated the suspect.
Sithole reportedly bashed her niece with switches until she fled from the scene towards their homestead.

It is reported that Sithole followed the juvenile home and continued with the assault until she became unconscious.
After realising that his niece was dead, Sithole reportedly put her body in a bag.

The suspect then approached one Shakemore Dube (26) who assisted him to ferry the bag to a nearby mountain. homestead.

It is reported that the duo removed the juvenile’s private parts before setting the body ablaze.
The matter came to light after police recieved a tip off to the effect that the pair wanted to sell the body parts for ritual purposes leading to their arrest.