Prominent Academic Dies At An Apostolic Shrine, Buried The Same Day Without The Knowledge Of His Family
A prominent academic,, reportedly died on Monday at an undisclosed apostolic shrine and was buried the same day without the knowledge of his family and relatives.
Reports reaching iHarare are that his family suspects foul play as it was not notified of this death.
Further allegations are that no burial order was obtained and Muhwati was buried a few hours after his death.
reports that his body was exhumed on Friday and members of the apostolic sect who buried him were nowhere to be found.
Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said they had since launched investigations into the matter.
“We are conducting investigations with the view of finding out what actually transpired and we urge families, churches and members of the public that if something happens, especially of this nature (death), they should report to the police,” he said.
Prof Muhwati’s brother said they (family) had no problem if the members of the apostolic sect had informed them that he wished to be buried by the church.
“The problem is they buried him without telling us. Members of his church know me and my siblings so they should have told us than to bury him without telling us as his family.”
Prof Muhwati used to work at the University of Zimbabwe and would at times participate in public debates.
In other news, iHarare had reported that the trial into the horrific ritual murder of seven-year-oldis set to finally kick off with lawyer and social media enthusiastannouncing that he will be handling the arduous task of representing Mokere’s uncle Tapiwa Senior.
Tapiwa Makore Senior is allegedly the brains behind the horrific murder of his nephew. He is accused of instructing his herdsman Tafadzwa Shamba to kidnap and murder his nephew for ritual purposes.
Makore Senior was arrested after he was implicated by Shamba who was first arrested for murder.