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Police probe brutal Murewa murder

By Arron Nyamayaro

Two elderly siblings were found dead at different places with deep cuts all over their bodies in Murewa.

The deceased are Angella Bhunu (89) of Chidziva Village and Felix Taonana Chiodza (87) of Marumisa Village under Chief Mangwende.

The bodies are at Murewa mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

Bhunu’s son, Denford Nyamande (35), who is on the run, is suspected to be behind the double murder over allegations of accusing the two of practising witchcraft.

An axe was found beside Bhunu’s body, while a hoe was found next that of Chiodza’.

Provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tendai Mwanza, appealed to members of the public to provide information that may lead to the suspect’s arrest.

“Police in Murewa are looking for a man who is suspected to be behind the double murder of his mother and uncle over allegations of practising witchcraft,” said Insp Mwanza.

“The deceased were brother and sister and were staying at different homesteads and in different villages, while the suspect is one of the deceased’s son.

“It is alleged that sometime back and on an unknown date, the suspect and his brother Daniel Nyamande had a misunderstanding with the two now deceased persons accusing them of practising witchcraft.

“The suspect reportedly went on to threaten the two deceased with death and sometime in January 2021, the issue was resolved by the village head of Marumisa Village.

“On 22 March at around 1200 hours, Bhunu believably lefther grandson’s homestead proceeding to her place of residence where she was residing alone.

At around 1700 hours, Bhunu’s daughter-in-law visited the now deceased Bhunu’s homestead to give her food.

“Upon arrival at the homestead, she discovered Bhunu’s body lying on the floor covered
with a blanket and in a pool of blood.

At around 1900 hours one of the relatives went to Felix Taonana Chiodza’s homestead in a bid to relay the death message.

“Upon arrival he opened the door and discovered the body of Felix Taonana Chiodza lying with blood stains on his shirt and floor,” said Insp Mwanza.

Insp Mwanza said it is saddening and at the same time baffling to understand why someone would commit such a gruesome double murder, urging people to respect the sanctity of life.

He said police were continuously engaging traditional leaders to spearhead awareness campaigns on the need for people to preserve peace and respect life.

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Police in Bulawayo have nabbed Lurrie Ndlovu in connection with a case of the of a motor vehicle which occurred along Siyaphambili Drive on Sunday.

The suspect allegedly stole a motor vehicle after the driver had parked to close the tailgate leaving the engine running.

Investigations by police led to the recovery of the vehicle and the arrest of the suspect, who confessed to the charge. #notocrime

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The ZRP reiterates that members of the public must cherish the sanctity of human life. On 18
March, a male adult was found lying unconscious and bleeding all over the body at Chikuti, Chinhoyi.

The victim was ferried to hospital and eventually died on 20 March.

Meanwhile, police observed struggle marks at the scene and are appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of the suspect. #notomurder

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Investigations are in progress. H-Metro

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