Help needed to repatriate Malawian murder victim

Friends of murdered Malawian student Rudo Mawere are appealing for assistance from well wishers in order to take her body back to Malawi this for burial.

According to Ireland’s Independent newspaper, it is expected that the body of Malawian murder victim will be released this week for repatriation to her home country.

Patrick Banda, of the Malawi Association in Dublin, said the money being raised was to assist them in repatriating the body and other costs associated with her tragic death.

A Malawian preacher at a house in South Dublin where friends of Rudo Mawere gathered for a prayer service. Photo credit/

Account details for contributions to the fund: reference ‘Rudo’ at Permanent TSB 99-06-58 A/C No 17197136, O’Connell Street, Dublin.

People can also contact the Honourary Consul for Malawi, Fr Patrick O’Malley, 21 Leeson Park, Dublin 6, at 01 4960888.

A requiem mass organised by Malawian community on Mawere, a 26-year-old business student, whose lifeless body was stuffed into a sports bag measuring just 2ft by 4ft, and abandoned on the footpath, was  held on Sunday at Rathmines parish, the Roman Catholic church of Mary Immaculate.

Body viewing was held in at Finnigans Funeral Home in Angel street off Dame street at 6pm.

Zimbabwean born Jasper Taruvinga, 36, who also used the alias Jasper Dube, and is thought to be Rudo’s killer, took his own life and there are claims that a note was found near his body admitting to Ms Mawere’s murder.

Alindafe Malinda who attends the same human resources diploma class at the Business and Computer Training Institute (BCT), described her as a “cheerful person”, according to Irish’s Sunday Indepedent.

Mawere’s killing comes seven years after the high-profile murder in Ireland of the daughter of Malawi’s former chief justice.

No one has been brought to justice for the murder of Paiche Unyolo Onyemaechi, 25, whose decapitated body was found at Piltown, Co Kilkenny, on July 23, 2004.

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