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Emotional send-off for Magorimbo


THE sight of a young woman weeping over the corpse of her late husband, as relatives and friends view the body for the last time, breaks anybody’s heart.


When Millicent Chimbadza got married to O’Neal Tinashe Magorimbo last year aged 21, little did she know that just a year later her marriage would have been shattered easily like a spider’s web in the fog.

At age 22, she is widowed. Fate, in its random distribution of cards, has played a cruel trick on her, with death snatching away her husband before they even had a child.

Yesterday, a sombre atmosphere engulfed the Magorimbo family residence in Glen Norah where multitudes of people gathered to mourn the death of 28-year-old Tinashe, who allegedly met his fate at the hands of Star FM DJ Munya Milimo and his alleged accomplices.

It is alleged that Tinashe was kidnapped by suspected hitmen — Taurai Jani and Mohammad Matare — reportedly hired by DJ Munya — after he suspected that he was having an illicit love affair with his wife Anna Hassan.

“Why? Why did you have to die, Sekuru Tinashe? Is it really true that you’re gone?” A relative who had just arrived at the home wailed.

Almost every friend and relative of the late PSMI employee wanted to know why their loved one had to meet his death in such a cruel manner. But there were no answers.
The send-off at Warren Hills Cemetery in Harare was emotional.

“It is just unbelievable. To be murdered by someone. I hope God forgives whoever it is who did this and may they be blessed,” another close relative said.

Tinashe’s parents were inconsolable. His father was too shattered to speak and his elder brother had to deliver the graveside speech. “It is a painful moment for us today as we say goodbye to our son,” Tinashe’s uncle said.

He said the Magorimbo family would stand by their son’s widow and give her emotional support during these trying times.

Mlimo, Jani and Matare were remanded in custody to June 5 on Wednesday on murder charges.

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IN PICTURES: Magorimbo’s send-off.

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