Man Hardened By Jail Returns To Finish Off His Father He Had Earlier Attempted To Kill Four Years Before
A Gokwe man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his father barely months after being released from prison. Bornface Siamakweza, who had recently served a four-year sentence in Whawha prison for attempting to kill his father, was apprehended by police last week for the alleged crime. Siamakweza is believed to have cut his father’s throat with a sickle for unknown reasons at Mukondo Village, Gokwe South.
In another case, New Zimbabwe reports that three people have been arrested in Harare for attempted murder. Kumbirai Philemon Zengeya (54), Tsitsi Sadomba (44), and Timothy Zengeya (23) are accused of assaulting Sharon Chirima (30) with iron bars, ropes, and fists. The victim was also burned with wood after being accused of stealing US$500. Kumbirai Zengeya allegedly forced Chirima to drink an unknown substance before Tsitsi Sadomba inserted her fingers into the victim’s private parts.
In Bulawayo, police are investigating a case of murder in which a psychiatric patient, Emmanuel Sibanda (40), attacked and killed another patient, Smile Ndlovu (28), at Ingutsheni Hospital on March 3. The suspect also attacked two other psychiatric patients.
These incidents highlight the need for increased mental health resources in Zimbabwe. The country has long struggled with a shortage of mental health professionals and resources, leading to inadequate care for those in need. Additionally, the high rate of violent crimes committed by those with mental health issues underscores the urgent need for improved mental health services and support.
The Zimbabwean government has pledged to improve mental health care in the country, but progress has been slow. Experts say that more needs to be done to address the root causes of mental illness and to provide access to effective treatment and support for those who need it. As the country continues to grapple with these issues, it is clear that more must be done to protect the most vulnerable members of society and to ensure that all Zimbabweans have access to the care they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives.