POLICE in Chivhu have arrested three people suspected of raping and killing of an 83-year-old woman after robbing her of an undisclosed amount of cash.
The three broke into the woman’s house armed with a firearm and an unidentified sharp object and robbed her. One of the robbers allegedly raped her before shooting her in the head. National Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the sad incident and vowed that crime perpetrators will be brought to book.
“ZRP Chivhu has arrested Pride Gavajena (27), Givemore Mutego (27) and Allen Dzvova (29) for a case of murder which occurred on January 5 in Chivhu. The accused persons broke into the victim’s house armed with a firearm and a sharp object,” he said.
“They stole an undisclosed amount of money and a cellphone. One of the accused persons raped the 83-year-old victim and shot her in the head before they fled. Police investigations led to the recovery of the stolen cellphone and arrest of the three accused persons who have since appeared in court. The ZRP will leave no stone unturned to ensure perpetrators of crime have their day in court,” Ass-Comm Nyathi said.