Police Worried Over Increasing GBV Related Murders In Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has raised concern over the number of murder cases being recorded throughout the country on weekly basis with most of these cases are mainly attributed to domestic violence (GBV) arising from accusations of infidelity on the part of couples.

By Staff Reporter

In a statement, police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said three women weree murdered on three separate occasions within  a space of three days.

In one of the murder cases, Nyarai Masauso (41) died on 28™ May 2023 whilst admitted at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals after being struck with an axe several times on thighs and stomach by her husband only identified as Muridzi, after a dispute on 26″ May 2023 at Watyoka Mine, Watakai, Concession. The suspect had accused the victim of having an extra marital affair. The suspect is on the run,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.

In another case which occurred on 27′” May 2023, Sikhangezile Tshuma (39) was found dead with bruises all over the body and a deep cut on the forehead, in a shallow grave which was covered with a cloth, in a bushy area
near Gulalikabili Line, Tsholotsho. The victim was allegedly last seen arguing with her husband, Darlington Sibanda (36) at Patalika Business Centre on 26″ May 2023. Darlington Sibanda had accused the victim of having an
extra marital affair.

On 28 May 2023 at Flem Flora Farm, New Parliament, Mt Hampden, Harare, Alexandra Gezi (52) struck his wife, Rita Rore (42) with a hoe on the head several times after accusing her of infidelity.

The victim was found dead with deep cuts on the head after her daughter had alerted neighbours of the attack.

Meanwhile, police in Fort Rixon are investigating a case of murder which occurred on 27″ May 2023 at a shop at 99 Vilage, 5 Kombo. The suspects (dentified as, Bethod Mthembu, Nkosi Mpofu, Amold Sibanda and a male juvenile (17) took turns to assault te victim, Readman Ndlovu (46) with open hands before Bethod Mthembu stabbed the victim with Columbian knife on the chest. The victim died on the spot.

In Gweru, Police have arrested Darlington Tshuma (29) in connection with a cases of murder and attempted murder which occurred on 27 May 2023 in a bushy area near Matambo Business Centre, Matobo. The suspect and Moses Moyo (31) stabbed Jefta Mkwananzi (22) with a Colombian Knife on right thigh before stabbing Fana Ntini (19) with the knife on thestomach.

Fana Ntini died on the spot whist Jefta Mkwananzi sustained a cut on the thigh and is admitted at Guieru Provincial Hospital.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police implores the pubic to value the sanciity of human ffe and resolve differences amicably without resorting to violence. We urge couples to seek counseling from loca Police Stations, traditional leaders and church elders to find peaceful ways of resolving differences.”

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