Dou­ble ‘mur­der’ vexes cops

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Pa­trick Chi­tumba

PO­LICE in Gweru are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the sus­pected mur­der of two peo­ple in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents on Satur­day night.

Act­ing Mid­lands pro­vin­cial po­lice spokesper­son, As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Ethel Muk­wende, con­firmed the two deaths. She said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were un­der­way. Asst Insp Muk­wende said the first recorded sud­den death oc­curred in the Cen­tral Busi­ness District (CBD) while the sec­ond one was re­ported in the light in­dus­trial area.

“We re­ceived two sud­den deaths re­ports which took place in Gweru on Satur­day evening. One body of a male adult whose age is still to be con­firmed was dis­cov­ered at the cor­ner of Shu­rugwi turnoff and Loben­gula Street. The sec­ond body of a male adult in his early 20s was found in a ditch close to the Ve­hi­cle In­spec­tion Depart­ment (VID) in the light in­dus­trial area,” said Asst Insp Muk­wende.

She said the first body has since been iden­ti­fied but the next of kin were still to be no­ti­fied.

“We are, how­ever, ap­peal­ing to mem­bers of the pub­lic to come and iden­tify the sec­ond body that was found near VID. The two bodies are at Gweru Pro­vin­cial Hospi­tal mor­tu­ary await­ing post-mortem,” Asst Insp Muk­wende said.

Ven­dors at Kom­bayi Mar­ket near VID said the body found near their vend­ing area was half naked with a deep cut on the head.

Mean­while, Asst Insp Muk­wende said they had also re­ceived a drown­ing re­port. She said a man drowned while fishing in a dam at White Wa­ters Re­sort, which is lo­cated 18km from Gweru, on Satur­day.


An en­ter­pris­ing sweet po­tato ven­dor, Mr Elias Chap­fuwa from Masvingo waits for trans­port in Bu­l­awayo to ferry bags of sweet pota­toes he buys from Gokwe to sell in Gwanda Town

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