Son Murders Mother, Burns The Body and Hides The Corpse In A Shallow Grave

In a bizarre incident, a Son murdered his mother, burnt the corpse, and buried it in a shallow grave. The suspect was arrested in Mutoko and is currently held by police over the cruel murder of his mother Juliet Chapfuruka.

Police arrested a suspect who is believed to be a mental patient in connection with the murder of his biological mother. The deceased’s body was exhumed from a shallow grave in a decomposing state. We urge those who are in custody of mental patients to make sure that they get their medication as prescribed

 Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Simon Chazovachii 


According to New Zimbabwe, On February 2 the deceased neighbor visited her neighbor after realizing that she had not seen her for a long time. The neighbor asked the whereabouts of the deceased from the son, but the son did not give a satisfactory answer.

The neighbor then reported the matter to the police who then initiated a search for the deceased. The research team came across a shallow grave in the homestead which was about 50m deep. They dug the grave and found a corpse that had a missing head.


The police searched for the missing head and found a human jaw, grey hair, and teeth about 60m from the grave.

They also saw a place where a fire had been made near the grave, which could have been used to burn the body.

Chapfuruka’s body was taken to Kotwa Hospital for post-mortem.


In other news, the ZRP shot dead two suspects after they allegedly stole ZESA copper cables.


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