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Gweru girls kills neighbour over bathing sponge

GWERU – A nasty fight by two teenage girls over a bathing sponge ended tragically with the death of one of the two and police have arrested the other for suspected murder.

Midlands provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende confirmed they had arrested a minor in connection with the case.

“We can confirm that we have since arrested a minor in connection with a murder case where she allegedly stabbed her co-tenant for using her sponge without permission,” Ass Insp Mukwende said.

The matter is being investigated by police under RRB number 28057689.

On October 2, at around 17:30 hrs, the accused went to the bathroom intending to bath and discovered that her bathing sponge was wet.

The accused began to ask questions as she had assumed that somebody had used her sponge and it is said fingers began to point towards the now deceased. After a long quarrel between the two, the accused allegedly struck the other girl with feasts.

After being restrained, the accused went to her room where she drew a knife and stabbed the now deceased once on the lower side of her chest.

The victim started bleeding profusely and she collapsed. She was taken to Gweru General Hospital where she was pronounced dead the following morning.


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Crocodile suspected of killing Australia woman with dementia

Crocodile suspected of killing Australia woman with dementia

Brisbane — Authorities in northern Australia were searching on Friday for a crocodile suspected of killing a dementia patient who wandered from a nursing home, police said.

Anne Cameron’s clothes, walking stick and what appeared to be human remains were found near a creek bank on Thursday two days after the 79-year-old woman wandered from a nursing home at Port Douglas in Queensland state, police inspector Ed Lukin said.

Police suspect she wandered into tropical forest and became disoriented, triggering an extensive search.

The remains were found about 2km from the nursing home.

The remains were expected to be confirmed as human by pathologists in Cairns on Friday, Lukin said.

State rangers set crocodile traps on Thursday night, he said.

The woman’s granddaughter Isabella Eggins posted on social media that the family “have the firm belief that my nan Anne Cameron has passed away in tragic circumstances”.

Crocodiles are territorial and killer crocs are usually caught near the scene of attacks.

Crocodiles have been a protected species in Australia since the 1970s, which has led to an explosion in their population across the country’s tropical north.

Because saltwater crocodiles can live up 70 years and grow throughout their lives — reaching up to 7m in length — the proportion of large crocodiles is also rising

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