The bodies of five family members which were found by a hunter on Mavhuradonha Mountains on Sunday are still to be transferred to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for forensic examination as investigations continue into the cause of their deaths.
Junior Zuze (69), her daughter Moleen Zuze (29), and Moleen’s children Ever Nyamusoka (7), Joshua Wunga (5) and Pardon Mateyaunga (one) were found dead on the mountain which separates Muzarabani from Guruve.
The bodies are still at Mt Darwin Hospital mortuary pending transfer to Harare.
National police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said investigations were still in progress and police were yet to ascertain the cause of deaths.
“The bodies are still in Mt Darwin and we are still waiting for post mortems to be conducted. Investigations are in progress and further details will be announced in due course,” Ass Comm Nyathi said.
The family left Manhondo Village, Mukumbura, Mt Darwin on foot on their way to Guruve, a distance of about 200km on November 3.
Investigations have so far revealed that the five were going to the homestead of Moleen Zuze’s husband, Temba Muteyaunga in Guruve.
They were supposed to arrive there on November 5. When they did not turn up, Temba Muteyaunga then phoned his father-in-law Mr Milton Zuze.
A search for the family members was launched, but yielded nothing until the decomposing bodies were found by the hunter.