|The late Mitchel Musharu|
Though post mortem results are yet to
be released, the police suspect the cause of death for the missing 5-year-old
Bikita girl to be drowning.
Masvingo provincial police spokesperson
Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident and said Mitchel Musharu’s
body was discovered in a septic tank without any visible injuries.
“The deceased’s body was found floating
in a septic tank by her parents, Pascaline Mhondera (32) and Samuel Musharu
(32) who immediately notified the police.
“Mhondera saw her daughter’s tennis in
a disused open septic tank and alerted his husband who then retrieved the body.
“The deceased’s body was retrieved with
no body injuries so we suspected drowning as the cause of the sudden death.
body has since taken to Ndanga Hospital for post mortem were we are waiting for
results, investigations are still in progress,” said Inspector Dhewa.
deceased, who is from Munikwa Village under chief Mukanga, went missing last
week on April 17 around 1600 hours at Nyika growth point.
She was last seen playing near Chicken
Zone General Dealer shop with Sithembile Simangu’s (31) daughter before she
Inspector Dhewa told TellZim news that
Mhondera left her late daughter at her neighbor’s shop who was also a general
dealer at Nyika growth point.
“The deceased’s mother left her for
shopping in the hands of Simangu.
“Simangu’s daughter (5) and the
deceased went outside the shop to play, and later the deceased allegedly said
she wanted to pee, so she left her.
“When Simangu returned, she noticed
that her late child was missing, she alerted the neighbors who helped her in
searching for the deceased.
“They then reported the case at ZRP
Nyika base,” said Inspector Dhewa.