A bar-lady (33) was found dead with several stab wounds in a suspected murder, rap_e and robbery case at a night club in Sadza.
Two male patrons who were the last to leave the nightclub are suspected to be behind the offences and police have instituted investigations into the matter.
One of the suspects is believed to be the deceased, Precious Dhodho’s lover.
Several cellphones which had been left for charging at the bar and cash from the day’s takings were missing from the woman’s room.
Sadza community, about 190km southeast of the capital, is engulfed in shock and mourning following the brutal murder of the bartender Precious while one of the suspects, Tinotenda Kaguru is allegedly on the run.
There were unconfirmed reports that he had been spotted in Chivhu at the weekend and possibly making his way to South Africa.
Her corpse was found in her room at Tatenda Bar (her workplace) on Friday morning.
Pictures of the deceased show stab wounds on the neck and most parts of the upper back of the body.
Mashonaland East police confirmed the murder saying they were looking for the suspect.
“Police are looking for Tinotenda Kaguru in connection with the matter,” said the police provincial spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza.
“It is alleged that on 27 February 2020 at Tatenda Night Club at Sadza Growth Point, the now deceased who was a bar lady, was in the night club in company of Tinotenda Kaguru and another young male adult only known as Kadenge.
“The two men were reportedly playing snooker. At around 2200 hours the same day, the security guard who works at the night club is said to have requested the two men to leave since it was closing time,” said Inspector Mwanza.
Police said after their departure Precious and the guard locked up for the night and Precious retreated to her room behind the night club to sleep.
“In the morning Precious’s brother went to night club to collect his phone that he had left to charge overnight, he saw that the night club was locked and then went to look for Precious in her room.
“He saw the door slightly open and no response came from Precious. He allegedly went inside only to discover Precious’ body lying in a pool of blood,” said inspector Tendai Mwanza.
He said the room was ransacked and the body had multiple stab wounds suggesting that she had been stabbed by a sharp object.
“A bloodstained kitchen knife was later found in the room. A jacket belonging to Tinotenda Kaguru was also found,” said Inspector Tendai Mwanza in a statement.
The police strongly believe that Tinotenda Kaguru and his friend Kadenge had a hand in the heinous crime but they are nowhere to be found and are suspected to have fled to South Africa
Tinotenda is said to hail from Masvingo. Police have appealed to anyone with any information to contact CID Chivhu at 054212/ 2418 or any nearest station.