Concern Over Murder Cases Involving Relatives
29 August 2021
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By A Correspondent- The Zimbabwe Republic Police has expressed concern over murder cases involving relatives and close family members.

In a statement, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said members of the public must value human life.

We present Nyathi’s statement.


The Zimbabwe Republic Police is concerned with murder cases involving relatives and close family members in the country.

On 24 August 2021, William Kuwanda (39) assaulted his father, Kuwanda Mberi (81) to death at Majecha village, Chief Mazungunye, Bikita, after accusing him of being responsible for misfortunes in the family.

In another murder case, on 25 August 2021, a female juvenile, Jestina Sakala (16) died after she was assaulted by her brother in law Takudzwa Msimanga (30), on 22 August 2021 at Pazvavambwa, Godden Farm, Sanyati. The suspect had accused the victim of promiscuity and abusing alcohol.

In a related case, on 27 August 2021, Philimon Mudzinge (56) was fatally assaulted by his brother in law, Shame Zorwa (29) after a misunderstanding during a beer drinking spree at a shebeen at Village 15 Bumhe Resettlement, Mamina.

Zimbabweans are urged to value human life and resolve differences through peaceful means.

[NYATHI P.] Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press, Public and Int. Relations) to the Commissioner-General of Police Police General Headquarters