Mourners at a Seke funeral will be using endless gallons of mouthwash in the future after they were deceived into eating cat meat.
According to a mourner, Lovemore Moyo 29, one of the mourners came with the skinned carcass of a freshly slaughtered animal and started roasting it on the fire.
“Pakasvika murume aiva nemumwe wake nenyama apo sadza raitobikirwa makabichi ayo aizodyiswa sadza. The man (name withheld) started roasting the meat and we all got a piece once it was cooked.” said Moyo.
Moyo said more that 20 mourners at the funeral ate the cat meat and remarked that it tasted good.
“Chakazotishamisa ndechekuti murume uya akauya nenyama iyi haana kuidya, he just ate the cabbage relish only”
This caused his sidekick to spill the beans and he told everyone that they had just eaten cat meat.
The angry mourners then ganged up on the deceiver and started beating him up until he confessed his deed.
The deceased’s nephew Stephen Mukombe confirmed the story
“Murume uyu akamboti inyama yejerenyenje kusvikira chokwadi chabuda. He admitted it was cat meat after a thorough bashing”
Local paper Kwayedza reports that the culprit fled from the funeral after the emotionally charged people threatened to have him arrested.