A 35-year-old Pauline Chiware of Village Kwangare, Chief Nyajena was murdered by his boyfriend Vengesai Makura for turning down a marriage proposal.
“On 26 December around 8am, Makura went to Chiware’s home wanting to formalise their relationship, a development which Chiware rejected.
The rejection caused the two to have a misunderstanding with Makura blaming Chiware for causing him to divorce his first wife and for wasting his time and money.
Makura then drank cotton herbicide, armed himself with a log and went after Chiware who had sought refuge in her mother Sarafina Hwiru’s house. Makura broke down the door and attacked Hwiru while Chiware ran away.
Makura followed her and struck her once on the back and once on the forehead and she fell down.”
Chiware sustained head injuries and a deep cut on the forehead. She died an hour later.
A report was made at Triangle police by Hwiru leading to the arrest of Makura. Chiware’s body was taken to Chiredzi General Hospital for post-mortem where Makura was admitted under police custody.
– Sunday News