Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) pilot Tashinga Musonza (29) based at Josiah Tungamirai Airbase in Gweru was arrested for the murder of is girlfriend Miss Lucy Duve (32).
Musonza allegedly murdered Duve, a Gweru-based lawyer who was working for a local non-governmental organisation at his base after accusing her of cheating on him with his colleague. Acting Midlands provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende denied to comment on the matter when contacted by The Chronicle. However, Gweru lawyer Wellington Davira confirmed the murder of Miss Duve, saying he was saddened by her untimely death.
According to a memorandum from the police, Musonza went to their lodgings around 10pm and found Duve asleep. He allegedly started accusing her of cheating on him with his colleague before a misunderstanding ensured. The two then drove to the airbase to clarify the matter. When they arrived at the airbase, they allegedly woke up Ms Duve’s alleged lover who denied being in a relationship with her. Part of the memo reads:
Musonza got furious and started assaulting Lucy with open hands and booted feet. His colleague tried to restrain him, but was overpowered before he went to get assistance from fellow colleagues. Upon their return they found Lucy lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the ground.