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Woman found dead in church

A 34-year-old woman believed to have been assaulted and strangled was last Wednesday found dead in a prayer room at a church in Beitbridge.

Investigations revealed that the woman had gone to the church to seek spiritual assistance when she was allegedly murdered.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident. He told The Herald:

The ZRP is investigating a murder case where a 34-year-old woman was found dead in a prayer room at a church in Beitbridge on March 8, 2023.

The victim had visited the church to seek spiritual assistance. The body was referred to United Bulawayo Hospitals for post-mortem, and the results revealed that the victim died due to Cephalic contusion, Cranial trauma and assault.

In another case, police are investigating a murder case that occurred on Wednesday at Overspill Shopping Centre in Epworth, where Taurai Murungweni (34) died after being assaulted by a mob on allegations of theft of a gas cylinder.

Police are also investigating a fatal road traffic accident that occurred on Wednesday in Harare, along Seke Road, opposite Empowerment Ministries, at around 8.50 pm.

It is alleged that an unknown man aged about 35 to 40 years was hit by a motorist who was driving a Nissan Caravan while crossing the road. The victim died on the spot.

Police are appealing for those missing relatives to visit the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals mortuary and assist with the identification of the victim.

In other news – SA soldier arrested for aiding Zimbabwean robbers escape

A South African soldier and a Zimbabwean national were arrested in Musina, Limpopo Province for allegedly attacking police and helping six-armed robbery suspects awaiting trial to escape from police custody on Monday morning.

Kedibone Albert Langa (38), a member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and Thabani Sibanda (28) from Zimbabwe appeared in a Louis Trichardt court on Tuesday.Learn More

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