Family Demands US$2 000 To Clean Murdered Boy’s Blood
The family of the 11-year-old Chitungwiza boy who recently made headlines after he was murdered by his stepfather over wrong denomination of airtime is demanding US$2 000 to clean blood from the house in which the boy was slain.
The boy was reportedly pounded by a hammer to death by his stepfather for buying $50 airtime instead of $20 in Zengeza 2.
H-Metro reports that the late Strive Madamombe’s blood has congealed in the house forcing his mother Abigail Chindomu to relocated to her brother’s house in the same neighbourhood.
According to the African custom the blood of a murdered person can only be cleaned by a blood relative.
One tenant has remained at the house.
Madamombe’s family reportedly demanded US$2000 from the accused stepfather Owen Nyamukachi for them to remove their son’s blood.
Chindomu told H-Metro that the late boy’s memorial service will only be conducted after the Nyamukachi family settle issues with the Madamombe family.
“The house was locked and I am staying at my brother’s house since the Madamombe family is yet to settle their issues with Nyamukachi family on the cleansing of the house,” said Chindomu.
“Memorial service for my son will only be conducted upon the finalisation of the two families’ issues on removing of the blood from the house,” she said.
Nyamukachi family spokesperson Tiny Nyamukachi, 44, said they were meeting every week as a family to collect money in order to settle Madamombe demands.
He also added that the boy’s blood has already started haunting his family.
“As Nyamukachi family, the blood of the boy murdered by our relative has already started to haunt us and we are now breathing fire due to the demands of the late boy’s parents,” said Nyamukachi.
Madamombe’s family could not be reached for comment as their representative’s mobile phone went unanswered.
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