Client ‘rapes, mur­ders’ pros­ti­tute

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Mun­yaradzi Musi­iwa Mid­lands Cor­re­spon­dent

IN a bizarre in­ci­dent, a Gweru pros­ti­tute was al­legedly raped and mur­dered by her client be­fore her body was dumped in a water drainage in a bushy area near Mkoba 5 high­den­sity sub­urb.

Act­ing Mid­lands po­lice spokesper­son, As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Ethel Muk­wende con­firmed the in­ci­dent which oc­curred on Thurs­day when Pre­cious Tshuma was al­legedly mur­dered by an un­known client who had hired her for the night. It is un­der­stood that the client first raped her be­fore stab­bing her sev­eral times on the head.

“Po­lice in Gweru are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a mur­der case where a 23-year-old fe­male was found dead, naked with a deep cut on the head in a bushy area in Mkoba 5 on 31 Oc­to­ber. Cir­cum­stances are that on 30 Oc­to­ber at about 7pm, the now de­ceased was drink­ing beer at Mkoba 6 Busi­ness Cen­tre in the com­pany of her friends Lil­lian and Claudius Buzeta. It is al­leged that at about 12 mid­night Tshuma left the bar in the com­pany of an un­known male adult,” she said.

Asst Insp Muk­wende said it is sus­pected that the two had a mis­un­der­stand­ing re­sult­ing in the man killing Tshuma by stab­bing her with a sharp ob­ject on the head.

“It is al­leged that af­ter an hour, Claudius left the bar and pro­ceeded home. While on his way he met the sus­pect who was head­ing back to Mkoba 6 Busi­ness Cen­tre. The sus­pect then told Claudius that he had an al­ter­ca­tion with Tshuma and he mur­dered her af­ter she tried to stab him with a bro­ken beer bot­tle. He force marched Claudius to the scene be­fore re­leas­ing him.

“The mat­ter was re­ported to the po­lice and the sus­pect is still at large. Tshuma’s body was taken to Gweru Provin­cial hos­pi­tal Mor­tu­ary,” she said.

A source told Sun­day News that it is also sus­pected that the man first raped the woman be­fore stab­bing her, as her body was naked.

Ex­em­plary Lead­er­ship of the Year Award win­ner at the Me­gafest Busi­ness South­ern Re­gion Awards, Mr God­win Takundwa (far left), who is fi­nan­cial man­ager of Zim­pa­pers Dig­i­tal and Pub­lish­ing Divi­sion, re­ceives his ac­co­lade from guest of hon­our Prof Mqhele Dlodlo, who is the Na­tional Uni­ver­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Vice Chan­cel­lor. Look­ing on is Mrs Dlodlo and Me­gafest Hold­ings chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Dr Tafadzwa Mat­sika. Pic­ture by Innocent Ng­wenya of In­no­va­tion Photo Stu­dio

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