By Simbarashe Sithole
Police in Mashonaland Central have expressed concern over the increase in domestic violence cases with some resulting in murder cases after failing to resolve domestic disputes amicably.
In an interview with SpotLight Online provincial police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe said the province recorded two domestic murders with one suspect still at large.
“We are concerned with a spike in domestic violence cases just last week we recorded two domestic murder cases in Guruve and Mount Darwin respectively a move which is against our vision of zero tolerance to crime,” Mundembe said.
“The police want to have a free environment in pursuant to our vision of a crime free environment by 2030.”
Apparently, an elderly Guruve man Takemore Mutota allegedly strangled his wife Emelda Shamba 67 who eventually died upon admission at Guruve rural district and he fled from the scene after committing the alleged crime, while a Mount Darwin man Clifford Chingururu(34) stabbed his wife Sharon Chirenga(24) 24 times with an okapi knife after accusing her of infidelity before he also committed suicide.
The police implored people to respect human life and seeking third part for counselling whenever they have disputes.
“We are appealing to citizens to respect the sanctity of life, when faced with challenges in relationships people should approach a third person and use aunts and uncles, counsellors or the police,” Mundembe said.