By Nyasha Misheal Thaimu
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is investigating a murder case in which a 37-year-old Mutare man is alleged to have murdered his 22-year-old wife over suspected infidelity.
Police National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said confirmed the incident which happened on Thursday in Mutare.
“The ZRP is investigating a murder case where Kudakwashe Kiven Chitsiku (37) allegedly killed his wife, Sonile Chatizwa (22) at Murwira village, Mutare on 13/04/23. The suspect had followed his wife, who had left her matrimonial home to her uncle’s place in Marange,” said Assistant Commissioner Nyathi
He said the deceased was assaulted on the head by a stone leading to death.
“The suspect struck the victim once on the head with a big stone resulting in her death”, he said.
Crimes of passion have been on the increase in the country with the police urging couples to peacefully resolve their disputes.