By Branton Matondo
Residents of village Ndanga in Shurugwi were left in grim shock when a 67 year old woman was robbed and struck to death by an unknown person.
The case was confirmed by Midlands Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko.
In an official statement released on September 4 2021, Mahoko said that police in Midlands confirmed a murder case in Shurugwi and investigation is underway.
“A female adult aged 67 years old of Mandema Village, chief Ndanga in Shurugwi died on her way to hospital after she was struck with a machete by an unknown male adult who forced entry into in the house she was sleeping with Deserve Mutonda another female, aged 22 years. ”
Further circumstances from the report indicate that the unknown man demanded cash from the two, while threatening to kill them. In an attempt to defend herself, Mary picked up a machete but the she was overpowered.
The intruder then struck her once on the knee and she collapsed. The man took US$100-00 cash, KG Tel cellphone and $4000-00 (RTGS) before he disappeared from the scene. Unfortunately Mary died before she was taken to Hospital.