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Emotions ran high at the burial of Neil Tanatswa Mutyora (3) with residents, family members and interest groups attacking the police heavy-handedness for the demise of the young boy.

Residents said that police were being tough on commuter omnibus operators by demanding bribes which makes them flee whenever they see police officers in the discharge of their duties.

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Police spokesperson senior assistant commissioner Charity Charamba however said the police was not responsible for the accident but the driver involved was in police custody and being charged.

“Whilst the ZRP regret the loss of innocent life, we are demanding Commuter Omnibus drivers not to flee from the police and observe the laws of the country,” Charamba said.

Neil was buried at the Granville Mbudzi Cemetery on Thursday April 24.

A picture of then one-year-old Neil Mutyora  taken in February 2012. The toddler died on Tuesday morning after he was knocked down by a commuter omnibus fleeing "a menacing police offer".
A picture of then one-year-old Neil Mutyora taken in February 2012. The toddler died on Tuesday morning after he was knocked down by a commuter omnibus fleeing “a menacing police offer”.

Leona Kiti,  Neil Mutyora's mother says she will forgive the commuter omnibus driver but not the police.
Leona Kiti, Neil Mutyora’s mother says she will forgive the commuter omnibus driver but not the police.

Watch his funeral below:

Neil Mutyora's coffin being lowered into the ground at Graniville Mbudzi Cemetery on Thursday April 24.
Neil Mutyora’s coffin being lowered into the ground at Granville Mbudzi Cemetery on Thursday April 24.

Anna Kiti (right) was inconsolable during the Neil's burial.
Anna Kiti (right) was inconsolable during the Neil’s burial.

Ashes to ashes... Relatives pay their last respects to Neil.
Ashes to ashes… Relatives pay their last respects to Neil.

Mourners stand around the grave of Neil Mutyora during his burial at the Granville Mbudzi Cemetery.
Mourners stand around the grave of Neil Mutyora during his burial at the Granville Mbudzi Cemetery.

Neil's grandfather Shadrick Bakoli prays at his late grandson's gravesite.
Neil’s grandfather Shadrick Bakoli prays at his late grandson’s gravesite.

A relative holds the epitaph of Neil Mutyora.
A relative holds the epitaph of Neil Mutyora.

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