A 23-YEAR-OLD woman has been arrested in Pemba District for allegedly murdering her mother in Hanyenzu Village in Chief Hamaundu’s area.
And a 54-year-old man of the same area has been shot dead by unknown people.
Southern Province Police Commissioner Ms Mary Chikwanda confirmed both incidents yesterday.
Ms Chikwanda said the 23 year-old woman identified as Joyce Mutinta was arrested for allegedly murdering her 61-year-old mother identified as Luziya Nambulo.
She said the suspect allegedly killed her mother on 25th April, 2015 and buried her 40 metres away from their home in a shallow grave.
“We received yet another report where a 23 year-old woman is alleged to have killed her mother and buried her about 40 metres away from their home in a shallow grave,” said Ms Chikwanda.
She added that police have mounted serious investigations into the matter.
Ms Chikwanda said police are also yet to establish the motive behind the killing and what weapon was used in the act.
In the second incident, Ms Chikwanda said the deceased identified as Benson Mutinta was resting alone in a shelter locally known as ‘ Chikuta’ around 19:00 hours after work when unknown people shot him in the head and the back. He died on the spot.
She said some family members who rushed outside after they heard the gun shots found the deceased lying in a pool of blood with deep gunshot wounds on his head and back.
“We have a report in Pemba District where a 54 year-old man was shot dead by unknown people for unknown reasons and the deceased who sustained gunshot wounds on the head and back died on the spot,” said Ms Chikwanda.
The police commissioner added that investigations have since been launched to hunt down the suspects and have appealed to members of the public to help with information leading to the arrest of those behind the killing.