A newspaper in Zimbabwe is reporting that a man who killed his teenage brother may have done it to sell his head in South Africa.
The man allegedly beheaded his 13-year-old HIV positive brother to “save him from the harrowing burden of taking Antiretroviral (ARVS) drugs all his life” allegedly wanted to take the boy’s head to South Africa in exchange for cash.
It has emerged that two days before Brighton Gijima, 25, of Village 10 Chinzvinzvi Resettlement in Ndali under Chief Tshovani killed Tafadzwa with a sharp knife, he told his bedridden mother that the family could not remain poverty stricken when they had a sick child who could be killed and his body parts sold at a premium price in South Africa.
A relative, Memory Mhangami, said Gijima told his mother he had been promised money in South Africa if he could bring a human head. “Brighton is said to have told his mother that he had been promised lots of cash and a kombi if he took a human head to South Africa. “He said he would kill Tafadzwa so that the family’s social status could improve,” said Mhangami who was one of the witnesses.
Chief Tshovani said Brighton was promised a commuter omnibus by unknown men based in South Africa and he saw his brother as an easy target. “I’ve heard the story but it’s hard to prove. Brighton is said to have told his mother that he had been promised money in exchange for a human head,” said Chief Tshovan
In a case that is causing shock in the country, the man is alleged to have told his mother that body parts would fetch a good price across the border.
The dead child was 13 years old.
The newspaper says his 25-year-old brother, named as Brighton Gijima, allegedly used a kitchen knife to kill the child.
But his grandmother heard screams and alerted villagers in the Ndila district, in the south of the country.
Source : Online