Female Pastor Raped and Murdered

The Zimbabwe Republic Police are looking for a suspect who raped and axed a pastor on the 7th Of February.

The deceased who goes by the name Nelia Maringe aged 45 was found dead in a bushy area around Grasslands Research Station in Marondera
after she had not returned home from her prayers,


Maringe was a recent graduate of theology with AFM church.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police Provincial Spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachii confirmed the incident:


Police are investigating a murder case in Marondera where a woman was found dead with her body half-naked. We appeal to those who may have information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect to alert the nearest police station.

Inspector Simon Chazovachii

It is alleged that on 7 February 2022 at about 11 am the deceased informed her neighbour that she was going to have prayers

and fetch firewood in a nearby bush.


Maringe left carrying her Bible, counter book and an axe. Unfortunately, she did not return home on that day and her body was found dead by Charles Mazorodze who was fetching firewood

Charles then informed the police who attended the scene and here body was ferried to Marondera Provincial Hospital for post-mortem.

In other news, the teachers have rejected the 20% salary increase proposed by the government.


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