Suitcase murdered woman laid to rest in Blantyre

Malawian young woman who recently got murdered in Dublin, Rudo Mawere was laid to rest on  Sunday February 12, at HHI Cemetery in Blantyre.

The body arrived through Chileka Airport on Saturday and was taken to Kanjedza Township, where her mother resides. Mr Mawere, the father,  died long time ago.

Her body was lowered on the grave exactly at 14:55 next to the resting place of slained university activist  late Robert Chasowa and Adams family  gospel singer John Gopani.

Rudo's mother laying a wreath

A special event of prayers, preaching and hymns was conducted by the Pentecostal Living Waters Church.

In his sermon, Pastor Bandawe said the church was deeply saddened with the brutal demise of one of their dedicated members.

“Our sister Rudo chose to be close to her God, she surrendered her life to God, that is why, as a church, we are here today to bear witness.”

Kanjedza Group Village Headwoman in her eulogy said Rudo was talented and humble.

“Rudo was a humble girl and l remember when she was leaving for school in Ireland, she bid farewell  to us but today instead of her mother being happy that her daughter is back with a degree it is the other way round.

“When a parent sends her daughter to oversee to study, she expects that child to come back home help her in other issues. But this is sad that Rudo was brutally murdered by an evil person,” said the chief

Rudo is suspected to have been killed byJasper Taruvinga a Zimbabweanwhom she met in church but quickly realised that he was far from Christian when she loaned him €150 and he refused to pay her back.

She had a brief and lethal romance with Taruvinga, who also went by the alias Jason Dube, before he killed her and stuffed her body into a suitcase.

Taruvinga decided to hang himself in England as the murder hunt got underway.

Grief:Some of Rudo's relatives after laying their wreath's
Murdered Rudo Mawere laid to rest next to Robert Chasowa grave. Photos by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

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