Binges, domestic violence major murder causes: Police

DRINKING binges and domestic violence are among the major circumstances under which murders occur, Police said, as it recorded 16 killings in a week — signifying a 23 percent increase in the cases.

Police national spokesperson, Charity Charamba, said some people had lost the respect for the sanctity of life.

“During the week ending October 11, 2016, murder cases rose by three...from 13 cases the previous week to 16 cases during the week under review translating to a 23 percent increase,” Charamba said in a statement on Monday.

“Five of the cases emanated from disputes after drinking binges, three as a result of domestic violence while the remaining cases were due to other causes particularly where the victims would be found dead after being stabbed by unknown accused persons,” she said.

Meanwhile, 17 people died in road traffic accidents in three days, with police attributing most accidents to human error.

Seven people died on Friday night after a Mitsubishi Canter they were travelling in collided head on with another vehicle in Guruve.

Six more people were killed along the Harare- Bulawayo road near Kadoma, in another head on collision on Saturday night.

On Sunday morning along the same highway, four people died after a Toyota Wish and a Nissan March collided head on, according to the police.

“This has become common to see drivers encroaching on our roads without thinking of consequences and checking for safety. Tyres must be checked constantly and drivers must ensure that roads are clear before overtaking,” Charamba said.

    Comments (2)

    Charity Charamba, you know what in life, if a doctor gives a wrong diagnosis of a disease, 99,999% that the medicine that will be prescribed would be wrong. The major causes of death in Zimbabwe is political, ZANU PF killing opposition and your police department closing their mouth or assisting ZANU PF to kill more by arresting innocent people, imprisoned or held by police in remand prison, and then military inteligence visit them and kill, like what they did to Learnmore Jongwe. Where was police when ZANU PF killed over 2000 people in just 90 days 2008 election. Where is the police when people are disappearing every day, in town, taxis, buses and home. CHARITY CHARAMBA YOU ARE STUPID

    amina - 27 October 2016

    vashoma vanhu vari kufa ava CHARITY than vanouraiwa ne ZANU PF ne POLICE YAKO

    obsever - 27 October 2016

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