Forbidden Relationship Between Tezvara and Muroora Ends in Tragedy as He Burns Four Nieces To Death – More Details Emerge
Mundoko family is in mourning after a forbidden relationship between Tezvara and Muroora ended tragically last Saturday. Tezvara, Tonderai Muchimwe (43) sprinkled petrol on his niece’s four children and himself before setting the house on fire, killing all of them.
The incident happened after Muchimwe’s 35-year-old niece, Muroora, Violet Muchimwe, rejected his sexual advances. It is alleged that Muchimwe forcibly entered Violet’s room, where she was sleeping with her children Ashton (12), Quinton (7), Tamari (5), and Takunda (14). Armed with a knife, he demanded to be intimate with Violet, leading to a violent struggle. Violet fled the room, leaving her children behind, reported Manicapost.
Muchimwe proceeded to sprinkle petrol in the house before setting it ablaze. The intense flames quickly consumed the structure. Muchimwe, Ashton, Quinton, and Tamari were burnt beyond recognition. Takunda managed to escape through a window but succumbed to severe burns later at Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital in Mutare.
The community was left shell-shocked by the horrifying incident, and the sombre atmosphere engulfed the whole village. Neighbours and close relatives revealed that Violet and Muchimwe had been in an incestuous relationship for the past three years.
Justice to be Served
Before Muchimwe set the house on fire, he sent nude pictures of himself and Violet to the children’s father, Norest Mundoko. The man was already in the process of setting the house on fire when Norest received the message.
Joseph Mundoko, uncle to Norest, said the family was waiting for justice to be served. “It is painful that our children have perished. We will make sure that the Muchimwe family pays for their sins because this man killed our children.”
Headman Mafararikwa’s wife, Sebia Karuru, confirmed that Violet Muchimwe was in an incestuous relationship with her uncle. The matter once appeared before the headman’s court but was dismissed due to lack of evidence.
“In our culture, this is something that we do not expect from a father and his daughter. We are hurt because innocent lives have been lost due to this unholy love affair,” said Karuru.
However, Violet Muchimwe denied the allegations that she was in a relationship with her uncle. She said on the fateful night, her uncle wanted to rape her, and when she stood her ground, he ended up venting his anger on her children. She said she was staying with Muchimwe since he was experiencing nightmares at his own home.