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Homeless mentally-challenged kills ‘would-be rapist’

Star Matsongoni
MASVINGO –
A pregnant mentally-challenged woman commonly known as Saru is in police custody
on allegations of murdering a 45-year-old man who allegedly tried to rape her.
Saru
is said to have stabbed Ndara Kageze Musitapa twice on the chest on February
28, 2020, at LC Pharmacy along Robert Mugabe Road.
Sources
said Musitapa forced himself into Saru’s blankets on the pavement at LC
Pharmacy at the New Market Centre Complex.
Musitapa
is said to have engaged in a heated argument with Saru at around 22:00hrs with
the accused telling him to get out of her blankets.
Musitapa
is said to have tried to force himself onto Saru and a fight broke out. Saru is
said to have reached out for her knife which she used to stab Musitapa twice on
the left side of his chest.
After
the fight, Saru went to the complex’s security guard and told him that she had
killed a man but was not taken seriously.
Saru
then went to alert a Fawcett security guard at N. Richards supermarket who then
went with her to confirm her story.
The
security guard found the victim dead in Saru’s blankets and a police report was
made leading to the arrest of the accused.
Masvingo
provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Charity Mazula referred all
questions to the national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi
who could not be immediately reached for comment.
Saru
is said to have given birth less than one year ago and the baby is said to be
under the care of the Social Welfare department.

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