Police have raised the red flag over the increasing number of murder cases with statistics indicating that at least 13 people were killed countrywide in just one week.
by XOLISANI NCUBE
National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said most of the murders were due to domestic disputes, drug abuse and other social misunderstandings.
“According to statistics gathered from February 9-16, 2016, a total of 13 murder cases were recorded across the country. Mashonaland West and Matabeleland North had three cases each, Midlands and Matabeleland South had two each, while Bulawayo, Masvingo and Mashonaland Central recorded one case each,” Charamba said.
“Consequently, people use dangerous weapons such as knives, machetes and stones to commit these offences. In most cases recorded, accused persons are stabbing their victims using sharp objects.”
The police urged people to resolve their differences amicably as many disagreements and conflicts resulted in domestic violence, which later turn into murders.
Charamba said some of the murder causes were from mere misunderstandings such as fights over girlfriends and other minor issues.