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Spike in murder cases worrisome

Story by Fungai Jachi, Courts Reporter

MURDER cases are surging, with shocking revelations that at least seven people are killed over trivial issues weekly, according to the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

Chilling stories of murder involving altercations on petty amounts such as US$1, or a plate of traditional meals have opened a window into an evil world where some people no longer value the sanctity of life.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has red-flagged the increasing cases of murder in the country, as current statistics point to a shocking trend that is claiming at least seven lives weekly.

Posting on its official X page, the ZRP once again raised concern over the latest murder case involving a 37-year-old man from Bulawayo who allegedly killed his brother over US$20.

The victim, aged 38, is said to have received money from a tenant, prompting an altercation with his brother that resulted in the fateful incident.

In another case, a 20-year-old man from Esgodini lost his life at the hands of his friends over a borrowed jean trousers.

The victim, Keith Sithole (20), was stabbed to death by his friends following an altercation over the jeans trousers he had borrowed from one of hhis friends.

It is alleged the suspects stabbed him several times before dragging him to a bushy area where they dumped his body.

The four suspects are yet to be apprehended.

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