Three robbers were arrested for raping and murdering an 83-year-old granny in Chivhu.
One of the robbers allegedly raped her before fatally shooting her on the head.
National Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident saying the three broke into the granny’s house armed with a firearm and an unidentified sharp object and stole a cellphone and undisclosed amount of money.
“ZRP Chivhu has arrested Pride Gavajena (27), Givemore Mutego (27) and Allen Dzvova (29) for a case of murder, which occurred in Chivhu. The accused persons broke into the victim’s house armed with a firearm and a sharp object,” he said.
“They stole an undisclosed amount of money and a cellphone. One of the accused persons raped the 83-year-old victim and shot her in the head before they fled.
“Police investigations led to the recovery of the stolen cellphone and arrest of the three accused persons who have since appeared in court. The ZRP will leave no stone unturned to ensure perpetrators of crime have their day in court,” he said.