A 26-year-old man from Redcliff’s Rutendo suburb stabbed six people to death and injured four others earlier today.
In a statement, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the suspect, who has a mental illness, pounced on an all-night prayer vigil around 3 AM this Saturday. Said Asst Comm Nyathi:
The ZRP reports that a 26-year-old man stabbed six people to death and injured four others on 9/10/21 at around 0300 hrs at Stoneclere, Rutendo suburb in Redcliff, after a suspected mental illness while attending an all-night prayer at a local apostolic shrine.
Police arrested the suspect and recovered a hoe, axe, kitchen knife and three spears.
Police said they are currently carrying out investigations into the incident and more details will follow in due course.
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