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    Buhera man seeks court order to exhume neighbour’s body


    BUHERA – A man from Buhera who had a land dispute with a neighbour before the latter died has applied for a court order to exhume the body which he claims was buried on his land.
    Takawira Kwaramba of Kwaramba Village under Chief Nyashanu made a court application on Tuesday seeking an order to force the late Muzano Garauzive ’s relatives to exhume his body.
    The matter was heard by Magistrate Glynax Kuhudzai and Kwaramba further says that the deceased was served with an interdict before he died which barred him from carrying out activities on the said land.
    The respondents in the matter are Spiwe Musvingisi who is the deceased’s wife, Garauzive family, headman Nechavava and village head Chamunorwa who according to the order sought are to be barred from interfering with Karamba’s land by erecting structures in the premises, burying someone or allocating that same piece of land to someone else.
    Kwaramba wants the exhumation to be done by the respondents. He also questioned why the village head and headman allowed the Garauzive family to bury the deceased on his piece of land.
    He stated that on August 7, 2014 an application for an interdict was made and on August 27 that same year a judgment was passed against Muzano Garauzive (now deceased) to vacate Kwaramba’s piece of land and never interfere with his farming activities. However, the deceased and his wife Spiwe Musvingisi continued staying on the piece of land despite the court order.
    Shereketi Garauzive (representing the Garauzive family) said that what was granted to his late son Muzano was an interdict order not an eviction order as claimed by Kwaramba. He also said that his late son was staying at that place since 2014 and only moved to Shereketi’s homestead when he fell sick on temporary basis.
    “The piece of land does not belong to Kwaramba as he claims. The matter is also before Buhera RDC land committee and is still pending, hence, he cannot claim to be the legal owner of the land in question,” said Garauzive.
    Village head Chamunorwa told the court that he stayed in Chamunorwa Village since 1963 and is well versed with all the boundaries of his village. He explained that Kwaramba is the one who is trying to take the land which does not belong to him.
    Headman Nechavava supported the claims made by Village head Chamunorwa.
    The matter was postponed to March 28, 2019 for continuation.

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