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Mozambique: Man skinned alive in suspected ritual killing

The Mutore family from Vumba is failing to come to terms with the brutal murder of their relative who was allegedly lured into neighbouring Mozambique by a friend before meeting his fate.


The late Trymore Mutore (25) was allegedly slain last month for ritual purposes in that country’s Magaka area.Members of the family approached The Weekender on Tuesday and narrated their ordeal.

Manica Post reported that an aunt of the deceased,  Pfungwa Mutore, said they were suspecting that the case was being swept under the carpet and want investigators from Zimbabwe to also look into the matter.

She said on April 9, Denford Mhangere (28), a friend to the late Trymore came to collect him at their Vumba residence around 3am.

“They went to Mozambique after illegally crossing into the country’s Magaka area through Zonwe River in Burma Valley.

“On the same day, the accused, Denford, came back around 12-midnight with the news that Trymore had drowned in Zonwe River on their way.

“My brother, Solomon (the father of the late) refused to accept the news as it was unbelievable. Denford then came to my residence, which is nearby in Vumba to break the news of Trymore’s death and seek my backing. We gathered as a family and decided that the next day (April 10) we would go with the accused to the drowning scene,” she said.

The family and other neighbours who escorted the search party failed to find the body after combing the area the whole day.

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