The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is investigating a murder case in which a 33-year-old man was axed to death in Chegutu Central Business District (CBD) on Thursday.
A police statement seen by Pindula News suggests that Fexon Nderema was found lying in a pool of blood while the alleged killer, Kudakwashe Munemo Chikomo has since been arrested in connection with the case. Reads the statement:
On 22/08/22, Police in Chegutu arrested Kudakwashe Munemo Chikomo (36) in connection with a murder case in which the body of Fexon Nderema (33) was found lying in a pool of blood at a complex in Chegutu CBD on 22/09/22 with deep cuts on the head.
Police recovered a blood-stained axe beside the body, and the victim’s cellphone was recovered from the suspect.
It is not yet clear why Nderema was killed.
Zimbabwe has recorded a rise in cases of passion in recent years with some attributing the trend to depression.
Police often urge members of the public to solve disputes amicably or engage a third party to mediate in the event that they are failing to find a solution on their own rather than taking the law into their own hands.