Chaos as man stabs woman to death and burns down her homestead

File pic: Hut on fire

Police launch manhunt for suspect in fatal stabbing incident

In a tragic incident in Chinhoyi, police are currently searching for a local man believed to be responsible for the stabbing of a woman under unclear circumstances. The victim, identified as 42-year-old Rachel Ncube, was allegedly attacked by Criswell Makuvatsine Musiiwa as she attempted to prevent him from setting her homestead on fire.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson, confirmed the launch of a manhunt following the devastating incident.

According to Asst Comm Nyathi, “Police in Chinhoyi are appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of Criswell Makuvatsine Musiiwa who is being sought in connection with a case of murder which occurred at Village 3, Portlet Farm, Chinhoyi on 15 October 2023 in which Rachael Ncube (42) died.

“The suspect allegedly burnt the victim’s houses before stabbing her in the chest with a knife after she had tried to refrain him from torching the houses,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.

Following the offence, the suspect fled the scene, and authorities are actively working to locate and apprehend him.

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