17 May 2022

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GUTU – For persuading and trying to restrain her father from beating her mother, a 16-year-old girl from Chikerema Village under Chief Serima in Gutu has lost her life.

Perai Mugure (41) assaulted Rutendorwashe Mugure (16) to death after she restrained him from assaulting her mother Fungai Munzwa (42). The girl was assaulted to death with logs and open hands after she asked her father to stop assaulting her mother. Masvingo Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the matter to The Mirror. The accused is on the run. The incident happened on May 12,2022 after Mugure came home drunk and his wife asked to prepare him some food but he refused. He started to insult Munzwa and later beat her up. Rutendorwashe went to her parents’ bedroom and persuade her father against assaulting her mother. Mugure viciously went outside the room and assaulted his daughter to death. The accused noticed that Rutendorwashe was unconscious and he rushed to tell Mavis Mpopa (66), a neighbour. Munzwa attended her daughter’s lifeless body which was on the ground. Mpopa and Munzwa went to report the matter to the village head Peter Mvenge (66). The matter was later reported Chatsworth Police and cops are looking for the suspect

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