In a rather shocking incident, residents of Hanganyi village in Chipinge were left wide mouthed after a woman was buried at night in the absence of her relatives. Talent Sigauke aged 21 was buried at night without her mother or relatives present after they were chased away. In the African culture, it is taboo to bury a person at night.
According to villagers,it is suspected that Sigauke died after one of her many fights with her husband Moses Mtisi.Officer commanding Chipinge District Kennedy Nyaumwe said the Police has not yet received a report on the matter.According to Sigauke’s mother, Susan Antonio, her daughter died in South Africa in June.Her husband is suspected of to have assaulted her and killed her as they frequently had squabbles.Village councilor Phineas Muzamana, confirmed the deceased was buried at night and asked the traditional leaders and police to look into the matter.“It is true that the deceased was buried at night but this is taboo in our African culture. This is a case that must be looked into by the Police and traditional leaders,”
Sigauke’s mother maintains that her daughter was murdered and didn’t die a natural death“I am trying to come to terms with the death of my daughter. I strongly believe she was killed because she had a deep cut in the head. She used to have many disputes with her husband,”She said they were chased from the funeral after they tried to get to the bottom of the matter leading to her daughter’s death.Antonio said they were chased away by their log and machete wielding in laws