By ZBC Reporter
In an unfortunate domestic violence related case, 25-year old Paidamoyo Manika was allegedly stabbed to death by her live-in boyfriend, Obvious Toruvanda aged 21 during a fight over infidelity.
Masvingo Province Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident.
“On the 25th of January at around 2am, the two who were in their room had a misunderstanding and their neighbour heard them quarrelling. At around 3am, one of their core tenants came back home from where she had gone to and saw droplets of blood leading into Paidamoyo’s room and she followed the blood spills. As she followed the blood spills she found the deceased lying in a pool of blood with a deep cut on her right thigh. The deceased was taken to Chiredzi General Hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival,” he explained.
Studies have revealed that at least one in three women in Zimbabwe encounters physical violence, mostly at the hands of a husband or partner, a grim statistic that has become worse during the Covid-19 lockdown period.