- Schoolboy was found dead at his home in central Scotland last month
- Five-year-old’s mother has been charged with murder over the death
- More than 200 mourners come together for boy’s funeral today
- Reverend says the youngster ‘loved life’ and was ‘very happy’
- Mourners led out of the church by Scott’s father, Tichakunda Chiriseri
Richard Spillett for MailOnline 9 January 2015
The funeral has taken place of a five-year-old boy whose mother has been charged with his murder.
Scott Chiriseri was found injured at his home in Alva, central Scotland on December 5 and pronounced dead at the scene.
Around 200 people who gathered at a service in the town today were told about his love of motor racing and how he was an expert at the Mario Kart computer game.
Mourners were led out of the church after the service by Scott’s father, Tichakunda Chiriseri, and his sister, Natasha.
Scott Chirashi, 5, was found injured at his home in Alva, central Scotland, last month & later died
The five-year-old’s coffin is brought into the Alva Parish Church in the town near Stirling today
Scott was found dead with what police described as a ‘significant injury’ at his home. His mother, Farai Chirashi, 32, has been charged with his murder and detained at a psychiatric unit.
Rev Fraser said today that family and friends had come together to celebrate the young boy’s life.
‘We remember the life of Scott. You know that Scott loved life; if you close your eyes and you picture Scott, there is the young man we will see again. He loved life, he enjoyed his life,’ he said.
‘So happy on the first day of primary one. So happy. Well loved by all of his friends.’
He added: ‘He would come into the room and it was like “I’m here now”. Running along, in our church, in the Baptist church down the road, the sound of life when he’s present.
‘He excelled at his work and he was happy to do well. Did you know that he loved motor racing? Like his dad. Sitting alongside watching that sport.’
He told them Mario Kart was Scott’s ‘expert hobby’ and that was why a picture of the character was on the front of the order of service below a photo of the smiling five-year-old.
Scott’s father Tichakunda Chiriseri and his daughter Natasha leave the church after the funeral
Locals wept as the small, white coffin was brought from the church after the service
Rev Fraser added: ‘It was his fun pursuit that he would have beaten anyone in the room at. When they brought out a new game and the adults were trying to figure it out, there’s this little boy saying “Here’s how it works, let me show you”.
‘He loved his church. This is the boy that we are remembering, the fullness of life pouring out of him.’
The hymns What A Friend We Have In Jesus and Jesus’ Love Is Very Wonderful were sung before the coffin was carried from the church to the sound of Jerusalem Our Home, sung in the national language of Zimbabwe.
A collection was also made in aid of the Children’s Ministry of Alva’s Baptist church, in memory of Scott.
Floral tributes were left outside the church, with one message reading ‘from the Alva community’.
Flowers from the family were accompanied by the message: ‘Beloved Scott. You are missed by all of us’
Mourners lined the streets of the small town as the funeral cortège made its way along the main road
After the service, many stood silently in the town’s Stirling Street as the funeral procession made its way to Alva Cemetery. Farai Chiriseri, also known as Chirashi, was charged with murder and assault following the child’s death. The 32-year-old was held under mental health legislation following a hearing at Alloa Sheriff Court on December 9. She appeared in the same court in private last week where the sheriff made a treatment order. No further court date was set. dailymail
Scott Chirashi: Mum who killed her five-year-old son and ripped his heart out at their Scots home is declared insane 7 Apr 2015 Chris Clements
FARAI Chirashi was due to stand trial over the murder of her son who suffered a “sickening, violent death” but prosecutors today accepted her not guilty plea after lawyers lodged a special defence of insanity.
A MOTHER who killed her son, Scott Chirashi (5) and ripped the heart from the child’s body has been declared insane.
Farai Chirashi was due to stand trial over the murder of Scott, five, who suffered a “sickening, violent death”.
She was alleged to have struck him on the head, neck and body with knives during an attack at their shared home in Alva, Clackmannanshire, on December 4 or 5.
However, prosecutors today accepted her not guilty plea after her lawyers lodged a special defence of insanity.
It comes after psychiatrists diagnosed the 32-year-old as suffering a “schizophrenic form psychotic illness”, similar to schizophrenia.
The High Court in Glasgow also heard evidence from consulting forensic psychiatrist John Crichton, who said she suffered delusions and hallucinations of “abnormal religious content”.
His report also said Zimbabwean-born Chirashi believed she was on a “mission from God” when she killed her son.
Judge Lord Burns placed a treatment compulsion and restriction order on the mother-of-two without limit of time. She will be treated at the medium security Orchard Clinic in Edinburgh.
The Record reported in December how shocked paramedics discovered the youngster with his heart removed.
Detective Inspector Martin MacLean, who led the investigation, said:
“This was a tragic incident which deeply affected the local community, and I would like to extend my sympathies to Scott’s family and all those touched by this little boy’s life. A key strand of this emotionally difficult investigation was to establish whether others were at risk or if any other person or organisation might have had any involvement in or influence over what happened. They did not, and others were not at risk. The investigation was able to eliminate the influence or involvement of others in these events. Any speculation to the contrary is inaccurate and distressing for the family who continue to receive support at this difficult time. I would like to personally thank my officers who carried out thorough and professional enquiries in such sad circumstances, and also colleagues from our partner agencies who helped enormously with this investigation.”
Church member: he demonised sick mum
THE killer mum of tragic five-year-old Scott Chiriseri was a member of Agape before falling out with Masocha.
Farai Chiriseri stabbed her son to death and cut out his heart in a sickening attack at their home in Alva, Clackmannashire.
The 32-year-old was charged with murder but was acquitted last month after a judge heard she was suffering from a mental illness at the time of the killing.
When she killed Scott, she thought she was on a “mission from God”.
One ex-church member claimed that Chiriseri was “demonised” by the preacher when she left his church. Friends have said that she was left on her own when Masocha encouraged Scott’s dad Tichakunda, who was also a church member, to go off with another woman.
The woman said: “Everyone who left the church was said by him (Masocha) to be mentally unstable, a witch, possessed.
“She (Chiriseri) left the church and, as with many couples where only one person went to the church, he would say to her husband, ‘You need to cut this person off’.
“He said she had the devil inside her.
“He gave Tichakunda to another woman member.”
- Deranged mum who tore out her son’s heart on a ‘special mission from God’ declared insane 07-04-2015
- Sex shame preacher Walter Masocha abused women who worshipped the ground he walked on in cult-like Scots church
- Scott Chirashi: Marriage collapse left mum who cut out son’s heart with ‘no one to turn to’ in months before tragedy, say friends
- Scott loved life, He enjoyed life
- ‘Give your life to Jesus’ – last message of mentally ill killer mum caught up in Masocha’s cult 28-04-2015
- Funeral of five-year-old Scott Chiriseri who was found dead at his home to take place 09-01-2015
- Town to remember tragic Scott 07-01-2015
- Tribute to tragic Scott 20-12-2014
- Alva woman charged with murder 10-12-2014
- Tragic five-year-old Scott Chirashi described as ‘friend of God’ as pastor unites church in grief over schoolboy’s death 08-12-2014
- Town in mourning after tragic five-year-old Scott Chirashi was found dead after suffering ‘significant injury’ 06-12-2014
- Horror as body of five-year-old boy is found after he suffered ‘sickening and violent death’ 06-12-2014
*IF* what has been written in MSM is true, here’s what I think!
I personally have had no dealings with Masocha nor the Church/Cult so perhaps have a limited understanding. But as a mother…
Although my heart breaks for poor wee Scott, I feel there’s several victims of this atrocity. His mother being one of them, she was CLEARLY not in her right mind. She was manipulated, emotionally tortured & treated abysmally by those who were meant to care. That does not excuse her but it does make it easier to understand what lead her to do what she did. She will have to live with her actions for the rest of her life, a horrific punishment in itself. In my opinion, she should not have been the only person in the stand for Scotts murder. His father has some responsibility in all of this, as does the Scottish social work department & the government, WHERE WERE CHILD PROTECTION? WHERE WAS NAMED PERSON?
As for Masocha, again, just my opinion, he should carry a fair whack of the responsibility here, If it wasn’t for him, this more than likely would never have happened. The man is an animal, he plays with peoples lives for his own gain & he fuks with their heads. He is a paedophile and a sex abuser. He is the lowest form of low & I hope he & those who have suffered at his hands get the justice they they rightfully deserve.