By G9ija

Residents of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, are in shock following reports that a man named Pascal Dube stabbed his wife, Ms. Aquiline Sadziwa, 34 times with a kitchen knife before crushing her head with a heavy stone.

The couple had been living apart, and Sadziwa was staying at her place when Dube committed the horrible murder on April 22 at about 9 o’clock in the evening.

The motivation for the attack is still a mystery, and Dube, who vanished after the alleged crime, is still on the run.

The couple’s infant was carried on Ms Sadziwa’s back during the attack; while unharmed, the child was covered in blood.

Mr. Tonderayi Chingonzo, Ms. Sadziwa’s uncle, provided this information during a church service that was held near the murder scene. He said that the police detected 21 stab wounds there. When the body was transferred to the United Bulawayo Hospitals mortuary for a post-mortem, they discovered 13 more, though.

Sadziwa, according to Chingonzo, was stabbed until the knife’s blade came away from the handle. He characterized the assault as being unlike anything he had ever witnessed. Even an animal cannot be slaughtered in such a manner, he declared.

Police discovered a huge stone near to Ms. Sadziwa’s body at the murder site, which they believe was used by Dube to crush her head.

Mr. Chingonzo sobbed as he described the event because the horror of the crime had overpowered him. “I wonder what wrong my niece had done to deserve such a brutal killing,” he said.

Mr Michael Sadziwa, Sadziwa’s father, is also pleading for closure. He is distraught that the Dube family has not yet spoken to them since the death of his daughter.

“It is cultural that they come and apologize. They haven’t. It is surprising to me that more than two weeks now no one from his (Pascal) family has come to talk to us. What comes to mind is that maybe it was a well-organized thing with his family. Why are they not coming to talk to me and apologize? I want closure. I want to know what crime my daughter committed to deserve such a painful death,” he said.