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Shurugwi man kills wife over US$250

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Shurugwi man kills wife over US$250


Sydney Mubaiwa


SHURUGWI – Police in the Midlands has arrested a Shurugwi man who allegedly murdered his wife for stealing his US$250. 

Lonyaka Mulambi (43) of Dlemiti Village, Chief Nhema in Shurugwi was arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing Runyararo Midzi. 

Midlands Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said Midzi’s lifeless body was found by her stepdaughter (14) on Friday morning.

Circumstances are that the girl was on her way to school. She knocked on Midzi’s door and after getting no response opened it. The girl found Midzi’s lifeless body lying on the floor. Her hands and legs were tied to the bed with rope. 

She alerted neighbours who rushed to the scene and reported the matter at ZRP Tongogara.

Police details noted that Midzi’s body had a deep cut in the stomach. They also found a note allegedly written by Mulambi stating that he murdered her because she had stolen his money. 

Mulambi was arrested on Saturday around 6pm after he was found sleeping in a bush near his homestead. 

Mahoko appealed to the public to desist from resorting to violence when solving disputes.

“We are appealing to the public to desist from resorting to violence whenever they try to solve disputes. Violent cases usually result in loss of precious life,” he said.

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