Full statement by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi on murder cases in Kadoma, Jambezi, Chikuti and Nkayi.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has recorded a number of murder cases around the country in the last seven days with some being perpetrated by friends and close family members during disputes over petty issues.
On 27th March 2022, a man (25) was fatally assaulted several times on the head with a wooden plank by his two friends after a misunderstanding while drinking beer at Sacred Heart Mission Business Centre, Jambezi.
The victim sustained serious injuries and was referred to Victoria Falls Hospital where he was treated and discharged.
However, his condition continued to deteriorate resulting in his death on 5th April 2022.
On 29th March 2022, ZRP Eiffel Flats recorded a murder case where three brothers, Collins Muvengi, Liberty Muvengi and Fatso Muvengi, allegedly teamed up and assaulted a cousin brother, Blessing Musariri (32) all over the body with logs, on allegations of switching off a torchlight at a family gathering at Gweshe, Eiffel Flats, Kadoma.
The victim was initially referred to Kadoma Hospital and later to Sally Mugabe Hospital, Harare, where he succumbed to the injuries while admitted at the institution on 3rd April 2022.
In another case, Police have arrested nine (09) suspects in connection with a case of murder that occurred at Serious Mine in Chikuti on 5th April 2022, where the victim (20) had a fight with one of the suspects over a girlfriend.
The suspect later sought assistance from his workmates who teamed up and went to the victim’s residence, while armed with a pistol.
They attacked the victim before dragging him into their Nissan Caravan vehicle and took him to Serious Mine where they fatally assaulted him with fan belts alleging that he had robbed one of the suspects.
Meanwhile, Police are investigating circumstances surrounding a murder case in which the body of a woman (20) was found half-naked, lying in a bush at Mujaji area, Siganda, Nkayi on 4th April 2022.
The body had a small stick embedded on the neck and struggle marks were noted at the crime scene.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public to exercise self-restraint when they face disputes or disagreements with friends, relatives or any member of the society.