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Woman (54) kidnapped killed in cold blood

by Staff Reporter
19 Jan 2014 at 05:40hrs | Views
A Bikita woman, 54, was last Wednesday night allegedly kidnapped from her bedroom hut by an unknown man in the presence of her terrified four-year-old grandson before her lifeless body was found lying in a maize field the following morning, police have confirmed.

Masvingo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Peter Zhanero narrated how Aneta Shumba of Chipangura Village under Chief Marozva lost her life to an unknown man on yet to be established grounds.

He said the incident happened at about 10pm and the suspect was still at large. Chief Insp Zhanero said Shumba, who lived with her grandson (name withheld), was at her homestead when a man gained entry after he forced open the bedroom hut door before reaching for her.

He said the man, who is still at large, took Shumba out of the hut while the young boy watched helplessly. When they were outside, the man whisked her away and killed her in cold blood with an unknown object in a maize field, which is a stone's throw away from the homestead.

When the boy woke up the following morning, he went to a relative but on his way he met a villager, Beatrice Ndlovu, to whom he reported his grandmother's disappearance the previous night.

"He told Ndlovu that an unknown man came and took his grandmother and disappeared with her. Ndlovu then went to the maize field and on arrival she was taken aback by Shumba's lifeless body lying in a pool of blood," Chief Insp Zhanero said

A report was made at Bikita Minerals Police who attended the scene and took the body to Silveira Mission Hospital mortuary for postmortem.

Police are appealing to members of the public who may have information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect.

"We appeal to members of the public with information that can assist police in bringing the criminal to book to come forward. We know that the long arm of the law will catch up with the perpetrator of this callous murder. We are yet to figure out the main motive behind all this. Investigations are in progress," said Chief Insp Zhanero.
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Source - Sunday Mail