Murder after rape cases on a high

Source: Murder after rape cases on a high – DailyNews Live

Bridget Mananavire      3 August 2017

HARARE – The number of murder after rape cases in Zimbabwe are rising to a
record high, official data shows, as criminal violence is increasing

Police national spokesperson Charity Charamba said the police were
recording about 10 cases of murder and rape every week.

“So these cases of rape and murder are increasing, that after raping
someone, the perpetrator goes on to murder the victim, and you wonder
where this is all coming from.

“And every week, we have cases of rape and also murder.

“Like last week, we had about 10, just in one week.  And these crimes are
not being committed by outsiders, these are people, but well known people.
These things are strange,” Charamba told the Daily News.

“There was an incident where a child was raped somewhere in Matabeleland
and afterwards was struck with an axe. The perpetrator was the uncle, and
the child died there and then. And there was recent incident where a
granny was raped and murdered.”