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Man (53) implicated in murder of lover (50)


Police have arrested a 53-year-old Chinhoyi man for allegedly murdering his lover aged 50 over an undisclosed matter.

According to police preliminary investigations, last Sunday at around 9pm Marko Jongwe of Katanda Section in Chinhoyi and his lover, the now deceased Makanyara Munetsi, had an altercation which resulted in him brutally attacking her with a hammer which was later recovered at the crime scene.

Allegations are that Jongwe attempted to play informant, but police investigations were pointing to him as the prime suspect.

“On July 15, Jongwe left his lover’s house number 4336 Coldstream around 9pm and proceeded to his house. The following morning, Jongwe visited his lover’s place where he unlocked the screen door, opened the main door before proceeding to the bedroom where Munetsi lay dead,” said provincial police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara.

The deceased had a deep cut on the forehead while her face, pillows and blankets were splattered with blood.

Jongwe reported the matter to the police and indications pointed to that he could have played a part in the murder leading to his arrest, Mabgweazara said. The body was taken to the Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem.

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