Gokomere child killer remanded in custody

SHANNISE DZOBO

MASVINGO -A Gokomere man who cut off his nephew’s head (8) and cooked it on Saturday has been ordered to be examined for mental illness by two different doctors pending his next court appearance on December 21, 2020.

Clever Chitiga (22) of Masocha Village under Chief Zimuto was remanded by Magistrate Grace Tupiri at Masvingo Magistrate Courts yesterday on his initial appearance.

Magistrate Tupiri ordered Chitiga to be mentally examined by two doctors.

Chitiga cut of his nephew’s head with a knife, shaved it, crushed it with a hoe handle and a pestle before cooking it. Chitiga then wrapped the headless body in a mosquito net and placed it under a rock in a nearby small dam.

Chitiga ran away from home after relatives discovered that he was cooking the deceased’s head and was caught in Mucheke.

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