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Fatal Obsessions: Two Women and Man Arrested for Murder in Separate Cases

In a string of disturbing cases, police have arrested two women and one man for murder in separate incidents. The incidents have left communities in fear as they grapple with the brutal killings.

Man murdered for uprooting maize plants, onions, and sugarcane from assailant’s garden

In one of the incidents, a 79-year-old man, Amos Marowa, was killed in Mvurwi after he was accused of uprooting some maize plants, onions, and sugarcane from the assailant’s garden. The assailant, identified as Francisca Mutombwa, was subsequently arrested by police.

According to National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, Marowa died after being struck with an unknown object on the head and arm.

“The victim had uprooted some maize plants, onions and sugarcane in the suspect’s garden,” he said.

Teenager kills bystander with half brick during fight with boyfriends

In another shocking incident, police arrested an 18-year-old woman, Leanda Mupfumira, after she allegedly killed a bystander at a service station in Kuwadzana 2. Mupfumira had picked up a half brick intending to throw it at one of her two boyfriends she was fighting with. The brick hit the bystander, Tawanda Nigel Ziumbe, resulting in him falling into a drain and becoming unconscious. The victim died at a local hospital while on admission.

Husband kills wife after accusing her of cheating with ex-husband

The Herald reports that in a third incident, a 27-year-old man identified as Lameck Tarashira was arrested after he allegedly killed his wife, Fungai Shereni, with a log in Mutorashanga. Tarashira had accused Shereni of cheating on him with her ex-husband.

“Police in Mutorashanga have arrested Lameck Tarashira aged 27 in connection with a case of murder in which he attacked to death his wife, Fungai Shereni aged 35, with a log on April 18 at Maplanka Farm, after accusing her of cheating with her ex-husband,” Asst Comm Nyathi said.

Police seek Antony Chipanda in connection with murder case

Meanwhile, police in Murehwa are appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of Antony Chipanda. He is being sought in connection with a case of murder in which he allegedly attacked his employer, Murambiwa Makuwe (81), with a hoe and log. The suspect allegedly confessed to the victim’s daughter that he killed her father because he allegedly tried to sodomize him.

This wave of killings has left many communities on edge as they grapple with the brutality and senselessness of these crimes.