Gokwe police arrest suspect in the Lunga murder case

Ephraim Munhuwei

The suspect who allegedly killed Tendai Lunga (33) on the 5th of June 2023, and dumbed her body at Sunset Business Centre in Gokwe has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Detectives.

On 07 June 2023, the Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed a case of murder where a 32-year-old woman was stabbed, and left to dead just outside a bar at Sunset Business Centre in Gokwe.

It is alleged that one Takunda Mapota (33), a businessman at the Business Centre, discovered the victim, and now deceased lying unconscious on the ground outside the bar. The victim was rushed to Gokwe District Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The deceased was positively identified as Tendai Lunga who usually frequents Sunset Business Centre. The body is held at Gokwe District Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

The Police detectives went on a hunt for the suspects and managed to arrest Khulekhani Moyo (32). According to the police detectives Moyo, and Lunga (now deceased) were together during the previous night at Volley Bar, Sunset Business Centre drinking together as witnessed by other customers who were also drinking at the same bar.

It is alleged that Moyo, and Lunga had a misunderstanding that same night. They quarrelled for a long time which resulted in Moyo bringing out a knife from his pocket and stabbing Lunga several times and leaving her to die.

Around 0430 on the 6th day of June Mapota discovered the body of the now-deceased Lunga, and rushed her to the Gokwe South Hospital. According to the police detectives, there are people who witnessed Moyo in a bloody attire walking strangely in Mapfungautsi area the same day of the murder.

CID Gokwe did some investigations leading to the arrest of Moyo who later revealed that he had a misunderstanding with the deceased which angered him, and allegedly stabbed her several times with a knife.

The case will appear in court soon.

Information gathered by this reporter revealed that Lunga was a well-known sex worker who used to look for clients at Sunset Business Centre.

Meanwhile, the Police urged members of the community to report all persons found in possession of dangerous weapons.

“We are appealing to members of the community to report all those found in possession of such prohibited weapons at any police station or make use of suggestion boxes, hotlines and Whatsapp platforms.

“We warn all those who would be found on the wrong side of the law that we shall be out there in full force to ensure we thwart any criminal activities”, said Inspector Mahoko.

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