Togarasei Mashumba of Bere Village, under Chief Mangwende is on the run after killing his girlfriend on July 20, accusing her of being HIV positive.
Mashonaland East acting provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Tendai Mwanza was not available to comment when contacted by NewsDay. However, sources who spoke to the publication said Mashumba got to know of his girlfriend’s health status while checking messages on her mobile phone. Mashumba allegedly left his girlfriend’s home and came back later in the evening, before they exchanged words in the presence of the deceased’s teenage daughter who allegedly left them quarrelling and went to bed.
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The following morning, she found her dead mother in a cottage located about five metres from the kitchen hut. The matter was reported at Murewa Police Station, and the deceased’s body was taken to the Murewa District Hospital mortuary for postmortem.