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Mental patient (77) strikes, kills wife (69) with iron bar


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A mentally challenged Harare man struck and killed his wife with an iron bar following an altercation between the couple.

Police report that they have since arrested the man who faces murder.

“On 24/03/22, Police in Harare arrested a suspected mentally challenged man (77) in connection with a case of murder where he allegedly killed his wife (69) in Warren Park.

“The suspect allegedly struck the victim with an iron bar severally on the head following an altercation,” police said Friday.


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In another case involving murder, police in Mwenezi Wednesday arrested Isheunopa Mavhetuke (48) for the murder of Misheck Chifuruvadze (47) at Toringa Village, Chief Maranda, Mwenezi.

The suspect fatally struck the victim with a wooden stick several times on the head.

In another case, ZRP West Nicholson is looking for one Blessed Dube, a male adult who is accused of fatally assaulting Velile Oscar Mkwebu (41) on the chest with a knife on 21/03/22 at Geelong 2 Mine.


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