The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Mberengwa District in the Midlands Province are investing a suspected ritual murder case in which a woman was found dead with her tongue missing.
Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident which occurred last Sunday night in Butete Village under Chief Mahlebadza.
Inspector Mahoko said the deceased, Beatrice Dube, retired to bed around 8:30 pm on Sunday and her body was found lying some metres outside her homestead the following morning. He said:
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Police in Mberengwa are investigating a murder case in which a body of a female adult, Beatrice Dube was found about 500m from her homestead.
Circumstances are that the night before her body was found, she bade farewell to other family members saying she was retiring for bed.
About some 20 minutes later, her 13-year-old daughter then followed her intending to give her a mobile phone she had forgotten but she could not find her in her bedroom hut.”
Insp Mahoko said the deceased was found the following morning bleeding from the mouth where her tongue was missing.
He appealed to members of the public who might have information helpful to the police investigations to approach any nearest police station.