Ximex Mall hero buried like a cursed dog
HE might have been a hero at Ximex Mall where they called him Boss Pango whenever he threw wads of US dollar notes around, but Tafadzwa Murengwa was buried by angry villagers who castigated him as a selfish young man who has brought the family into big trouble.
Murengwa was buried at his village home in Guruve yesterday, a day after the burial of Samantha, his ex-lover that he gunned down from short range for wanting out on him.
Even his own relatives had strong words for the late Boss Pango, saying he was a coward who took away an innocent lady’s life all because he could not accept rejection.
The Guruve villagers roundly condemned Tafadzwa “Boss Pango” Murengwa, whom they accuse of bringing a curse to his family, after killing his lover, Samantha Dzapata.
Coffin kept outside Murengwa homestead
Boss Pango’s body was not taken into his parents’ house, according to custom, after leaving Nyaradzo Funeral Service in Harare, amid fears an “avenging” spirit might keep haunting the family.
A family member, Remigious Murengwa, is quoted by H-Metro saying an avenging spirit would certainly torment their family and it would be wise to appease the Dzapata family before things start going really bad for them.
“Tafadzwa has brought us a curse by killing his girlfriend,” said Remigious. “He was supposed to think about the family as a grown-up rather than opening doors for avenging spirits.
“His body was not taken into the house because it’s taboo considering that he committed suicide. We are not happy at all.
“Akaiwanepi pfuti uye anoziva here kuti ineropa? Iyezvino atiparira ngozi mumusha
“It is our prayer and hope that we find peace with the aggrieved family of his lover. Hatidi vanhu vanotamba nengwena,” he said.
Villagers, who were given a chance to view the body of the killer before it was buried, left the Murengwa homestead soon after the burial. They were all shaking their heads in disbelief over the heinous murder he committed.
Tafadzwa’s remains were buried a few metres from his parents’ homestead.
The second born child in a family of four boys and one girl, he attended Umvukwesi Primary School in Mvurwi, where he grew up. Tafadzwa died aged 29.
He did his secondary education at Mazowe Boys High, and there is no known tertiary qualifications he held.
Tafadzwa shot dead Samantha along Mashambanzou Road in Waterfalls on Friday morning.
Meanwhile, Samantha was laid to rest in Seke on Tuesday. Her family said they wanted nothing to do with the Murengwa “after what their son did to our daughter”.