By Mirirai Nsingo
Lameck Makwiramiti has no regrets for the barrage that saw him cursing a dead woman on her funeral wake accusing the deceased of being evil.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, Lameck of Mabvuku stormed at his neighbour’s funeral, defied the cultural odds, speaking ill of the dead.
The woman allegedly ill-treated his daughter who had been impregnated by her son with Lameck accusing the deceased of pouring urine on his girl.
H-Metro caught up with Lameck popularly known as Garwe or Wrong Turn in his hood at his workplace where he was busy with clients. He is into brick moulding.
“I know people are wondering why I behaved like that at someone’s funeral, so they expected me to lie and say that she was a wonderful woman. No, I will not lie, she was an evil woman who ill-treated my daughter when she eloped to her place after falling pregnant about three years back.
“I don’t regret what I did at the graveside and if I could, I wanted to stop the burial and get answers first. No one should tell me about defying any culture because they are worse than me; they should have followed proper channels after my girl fell pregnant. I wish the woman could rot in hell,” fumed Lameck.
Asked whether his actions at the graveside were premeditated, Lameck said his behaviour was all out of bitterness arguing that the woman died when he least expected let alone before she apologised for her actions.
“When I heard that the woman had died, I was so disturbed because I was hoping that she would come to her senses and apologise for ill-treating my daughter. Takatoenda tikanobata maoko panhamo nemudzimai wangu uye ndikatovapa mota dzekushandisa panhamo sevanhu vatakagarisana navo.
“Most of the women I overhead talking at the funeral spoke of how cruel this woman was but amazingly those same women during their graveside speeches were now saying she was a good woman. That really irritated me, it even got worse when the pastor spoke well of such an evil woman.”
THE 48-HOUR ULTIMATUM
“That is when I got overwhelmed and decided to give my graveside speech, I have so far given the family a 48-hour ultimatum to approach my family or else the war is not yet over. Yes the 48-hours have lapsed and they have the Star-Fm crew to thank for the extended ultimatum. Star-Fm has requested that we both (my family and the deceased’s family) go on radio to talk about the feud.
“So after the interview, I will give the family 48-hours to act before I proceed. These are not just threats, I mean every word because it is such people like this woman and her family who make the world sick,” he added. H-Metro