The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has launched a manhunt for a 37-year-old Mutoko man who fatally struck his estranged wife (28) with a rock on Sunday.
The incident occurred when the wife, who was living separately, albeit a few metres from her husband, approached the accused resulting in a quarrel between the two. Police said in a statement:
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A Mutoko (37) man is on the run after he fatally struck and killed his 28-year-old wife with a stone. The couple was living separately, a few metres apart and on 12/7/20 the wife approached the estranged husband, leading to a quarrel which culminated in the death of the former.
Members of the public are urged to solve their differences amicably and where possible, seek counselling rather than resort to violence.
In a separate incident, a foreign currency dealer lost ZWL$120 000 to a fraudster who he had met in a WhatsApp group. A police statement reads:
Members of the public are warned not to engage in illegal foreign currency dealings. A 21-year-old Bulawayo man recently lost ZW$120 000.00 to a fraudster who posted on a WhatsApp group, purportedly looking for local currency in exchange for US dollars.
After sending the money to the fraudster’s EcoCash account, the fraudster’s phone went unreachable. Investigations into the matter are in progress.