ZRP in Dema has confirmed that they arrested a 23-year-old man who killed a woman believed to be his lover and dumped her body in the bushes, The Herald reports.
Shepherd Ndemera who hails from Madoro Village under Chief Seke reportedly killed one Nokuthula Shana, of Chitungwiza and was arrested according ZRP Mashonaland East Provincial Spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza who confirmed the incident and said:
I confirm a murder case that occurred in Dema where a female corpse was discovered in a bush. The suspect has since been arrested and is helping the police with investigations. We urge the public to exercise restraint during misunderstandings to avoid such tragic incidents.
According to the publication:
On August 16 around 7pm, the suspect reportedly asked his girlfriend to spend a night with him in a car that he was guarding along the Chirasavana-Gombe Road. The car had developed a mechanical fault.
It is understood the girlfriend proceeded to the place, but they had a misunderstanding over infidelity, which degenerated into a fight.
On realising his girlfriend had died, the suspect allegedly carried the body and dumped it in a bush about 200 metres from the broken down vehicle.
The body was discovered by a villager the following morning, who alerted Dema police, who observed that the half-naked corpse had bites all over the face and a deep cut on the head.
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