Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Just In: DNA Results For Ginimbi’s Friends Moana, Karim And Alichia Finalized


The DNA test results for the charred remains of Mitchelle ‘Moana’ Amuli, Limumba Karim Cazal and Alichia Adams have been concluded and released to the CID Forensic department by the National University of Science and Technology’s (NUST) Applied Genetic Testing Center.

Moana, Karim and Alichia died in a tragic car crash along Borrowdale road, together with socialite Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadunguwere on the 8th of November. Ginimbi was buried on the 14th but the other three could not be buried since they were burned beyond recognition. The only way in which the police could identify them was through a scientific procedure known as DNA.

According to online sources, DNA is the material in cells that stores the inherent traits that make up human bodies. To identify the remains of a victim, DNA from the remains found at the accident site are collected from personal items or prior medical samples and matched to the DNA known to be from the victims.

 In the letter seen by iHarare, The Director of NUST Applied Genetic Testing Center Zephaniah Dhlamini said the DNA testing for the trio had been completed.

”Following your request for us to carry out forensic identification Tests on the victims of the Borrowdale road traffic accident that were burnt beyond recognition, I am happy to inform you that we have successfully completed the task.”

With the completion of the Identification Tests, burial arrangements will now be made by the respective families of the victims. Moana will be buried in Harare while the bodies of the other two foreign nationals Limumba Cazal(Malawi) and Alichia Adams (Mozambique) will likely be repatriated to their respective countries.


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