More than 10 murder cases reported weekly

By Peter Chivhima

More than 10 murder cases are being reported every week countrywide, police have said.

Zimbabwe Republic Police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said most of the murder cases emanate from family disputes and urged citizens to resolve their disputes amicably to avoid loss of lives.

“It is so sad that we are witnessing a surge in the number of murder cases countrywide. We are recording more than 10 murder cases weekly and we want to encourage people to resolve their disputes amicably. We are also calling traditional leaders who include village or kraal heads and chiefs to assist families and associates to resolve differences in a peaceful manner. As police, we continue to conduct awareness campaigns countrywide,” he said.

On the 12th of this month, Pererai Mugure of Chikerema Village in Chatsworth assaulted his 16-year old daughter to death after trying to refrain him from assaulting her mother.

In a related case, Wisdom Sinarwo of Masvingo, who was 22, was stabbed to death by his cousin Trust Sinarwo with a knife on the chest after the victim had pleaded with the suspect to stop shouting at them using obscene language.

Meanwhile, 49-year-old Givaz Kanzou of Zvimba in Mashonaland West Province is alleged to have committed suicide after he struck his wife several times on the head with a hammer, accusing her of having an extra marital affair.