Murder cases blight Midlands 

Source: Murder cases blight Midlands – The Southern Eye

MIDLANDS police have expressed concern over increasing murder cases in the province after four people were killed in the last few days.

Police have since launched a manhunt for two brothers who allegedly killed their relative over witchcraft claims.

Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said: “The three got into an argument while drinking beer, resulting in one of the suspects striking the victim with an axe multiple times.”

Mahoko said police were also looking for a Shurugwi man who fatally struck his employee with a log for delaying to take his cattle to the pastures.

In another murder, Tavonga Chitoro (28) from Sokile village under Chief Mataruse in Mberengwa killed his brother-in-law, Prince Makowa, accusing him of influencing his wife to divorce him.

In another case, a Lower Gweru man allegedly attempted to kill his three children before committing suicide following a dispute with his wife.

Police said Bongani Mahole laced porridge with poison and fed it to the children who fell unconscious.

He later hanged himself. The children, however, survived.