A nine-year-old boy, Alois Fayani Makirimana, from Tynwald North in Harare has gone missing. He was last seen wearing a green pair of trousers, khaki shirt, a green jersey and a black pair of shoes, on July 13.
His aunt, Lucia Feyani, said Alois was a pupil at Dzivaresekwa 6 Primary School and attended lessons as usual but never returned home.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact Lucia Feyani on 0772 204 710 or Kuda Makota on 0773 794 999 or the nearest police station.
The boy’s disappearance comes hard on the heels of the kidnapping of another nine-year-old boy from the same neighbourhood two weeks ago.
The boy was allegedly kidnapped by six men at a railway crossing as he walked home from school in Dzivarasekwa.
The boy was allegedly bundled into the boot of a vehicle along Kirkman Road near Sanganayi Inn as he was dusting his shoes.
He was allegedly gagged and had both legs tied together before reportedly being blindfolded and shoved into the boot.
A 32-year-old man, Isa Linje from Antony Farm just outside Harare, was arrested and charged with the boy’s kidnapping after allegedly being positively identified.
Linje’s alleged accomplices are still at large.
Prosecutor Valerie Ngoma said the boy was driven to Dzivaresekwa suburb where he was locked up in a wooden cabin.
The blindfold was allegedly removed and his legs loosened before the boy was given three options.
It is alleged he was asked to choose between being killed, thrown into a hole or staying with Linje and his colleagues.
The boy allegedly chose to stay with them and was left in the wooden cabin alone. He reportedly managed to sneak out through a plastic sheet covering a portion of the cabin and took to his heels, and headed for home.