A police chief shot and killed his wife, a fellow officer, at his home in Chitungwiza yesterday.
As of last night, it is not clear why Sergeant Tichaona Chirinhe of the Crime Prevention Unit of the Harare Central Police Station killed his wife Julian Chirinhe (37), who was also a member of the traffic zone Sergeant, why did he kill his wife Julian Chillini (37).
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the shooting.
“Sergeant Tichaona Chirinhe has been arrested for killing his wife. The incident happened this (yesterday) morning in Chitungwiza. After the shooting, the now deceased was rushed to a nearby clinic in Chitungwiza before being transferred to the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals where she was confirmed dead on arrival,” said Asst Com Nyathi.
He said police do not condone acts of abuse of service pistols as well as equipment by members.
He said they always call members of the force and the generality of the people of Zimbabwe to resolve their problems amicably whenever there are problems.
“We do not condone acts of criminality by our members, and in this case the officer has been arrested and the law will take its course,” he said.
“We again do not condone the abuse of service pistols or any other equipment by officers.”
Asst Comm Nyathi said it was disheartening that Sergeant Chirinhe was murdered at a time the force had just promoted her earlier this month.
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