Parents to the late Mitchelle ‘Moana’ Amuli failed to agree on the way forward forcing the father, Ishmael Amuli, and his relatives to walk away from the funeral.
When H-Metro joined the funeral wake on Tuesday morning, about 50 mourners were gathered at Moana’s mother, Yolanda Kuvawonga’s High field house.
However, at around 11am, Amuli and his relatives, most of whom were wearing Muslim attire, took their chairs outside for a caucus.
After the meeting, they summoned a few members to meet with Kuvawonga, presumably to discuss their concerns. The parties failed to agree and a few minutes after the meeting, the Amuli’s started packing their belongings before driving off in about four vehicles, that included a commuter omnibus.
When H-Metro asked Amuli about the goings on at the funeral and how the plans were proceeding, he refused to be elaborate. “Haaaa isu tadzingwa hatina zvatichakwanisa kutaura isu. Zvatombonzi mwana wacho haasi wangu,” he said and walked away before locking himself in a car, which whisked him away.
Other Amuli relatives were heard saying: “Let’s go. They will know kuti baba vakakosha soon.” Asked about the departure of the Amulis, Moana’s mother refused to “Handiti mangozvionawo zvaitika, handidi kutaura nezvazvo,” she said.
Earlier reports had said Amuli wanted to fine Genius’ family (the Kadungures) for causing his daughter’s death or else surrender the body to them.
This reportedly did not go well with Moana’s mother who wants her daughter to be laid to rest in peace.
There are high chances that this is what the two families fought over before Amuli walked away, claiming he had been told Moana may not even be his daughter.