A Zimbabwean pilot was arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend whom he suspected of being unfaithful, reports The Zimbabwe Mail.
Tashinga Musonza, 29, beat up Lucy Duve, 32. She was pronounced dead on her arrival at Claybank Hospital Sunday night, according to Midland police. Duve and Musonza lived together in the same house.
On Sunday around 10 pm, Musonza, who works at Josiah Tungamirai Air Base, went home and accused Duve of having an affair with another soldier, George Mangwenjere, who would be his colleague.
He ordered Duve to accompany him to the air base to meet Mangwenjere and clarify the situation. George Mangwenjere denied having an affair with Duve. But Musonza was not convinced. Angry, he began to beat his girlfriend.
Mangwenjere tried in vain to control him. He then went out to seek help. When he returned, he found unconscious duve lying on the floor, writhing in pain.
Musonza drove Duve to Claybank Hospital on the advice of Mangwenjere and other friends who had attended the scene. But she was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.