NINE more murder cases have been recorded countrywide, bringing the total number of people killed in separate incidents in the past 10 days to 18. Police last week expressed concern over the increase in armed robberies and murder cases countrywide, with nine people murdered in five days in separate incidents. Some of the cases recorded were as a result of domestic disputes, beer drinking, drug abuse and other social or related matters while others involved mentally ill persons.
In an interview, chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba today urged people to solve disputes amicably.
Zimbabwe Republic Police has noted with concern the recent occurrence of murder and armed robbery cases throughout the country,” she said.
She said of nine of the murder cases reported last week were in Midlands province, which had the highest number with four, Matabeleland South with two while Bulawayo, Mashonaland West and Mashonaland East recorded one each.
Snr Asst Comm Charamba said it was disturbing that people were taking the law into their own hands to settle disputes.
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