Family late Tawanda ‘MaPecca Moyo, a former member of Siyaya Arts group, Zimbabwe, who was shot dead by a businessman, Mr Oricious Moyo, after he allegedly confronted him while he was relaxing with his wife, Jaqueline Chesigelenasos Moyo, in a car on July 25, reportedly took his corpse to the shop of his shooter, which they said is part of a ‘ritual’ to ensure they get justice.
The deceased was left with a bullet lodged in his spine following the shooting incident, as Oricious claimed that he shot him in self-defence after he had tried to rob him. Mapecca, who was admitted at Mpilo Central Hospital and underwent an operation to remove the bullet, died last Tuesday at the United Bulawayo Hospitals, Zimbabwe, where he had been transferred to after the operation.
The outlet, Fish and Chicken City owned by the businessman, a well known malayitsha and employer of MaPecca’s wife, which is usually open on Sundays was closed after Oricious allegedly received a tip off that MaPecca’s family was planning to conduct a ritual at his business premises.
Mourners said they passed through the shop to express their anger and bitterness over MaPecca’s shooting which they said was unwarranted.
“We have come to this place to express our bitterness at what Moyo did. We want him to know that we’ll never forgive him for shooting Mapecca,” said a relative.
After about 20 minutes at the shop, the deceased’s relatives proceeded to Lady Stanley where MaPecca was buried.
It was gathered that before his death, MaPecca, had been suspecting his wife was having an affair with the businessman, he decided to investigate and was shot when he caught the lovebirds together.
Chronicles reports that before he was shot that night, MaPecca reportedly trailed his wife from work in the city to the point where she was picked by Oricious, and further trailed the two in a hired vehicle to Oricious’ house where he confronted them, leading to his shooting. He said he was left lying on the ground, crying for help until a man from one of the nearby houses came out and as he attempted to call an ambulance, before Oricious returned to the scene with the police. MaPecca also allegedly refused to let his wife visit him in hospital, as it was gathered that Oricious had already appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya on August 11, after being charged with murder.