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RUSAPE – A mentally-challenged woman was arrested last week for assaulting and killing her mother.
Violet Kadoma (34) of Kanyangira Village, Dzairo Area under Chief Makoni in Rusape is in police custody for allegedly killing his mother Emily Kadoma (78).
Manicaland deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Chananda said the incident happened on June 24 at 09:00 hrs.
"Violet and Emily stayed together in Rusape. Emily's son Andrew Kadoma (58) and his wife Annah Tonatsasei (50) of the same area saw the two quarrelling. They watched from a distance of about 200 metres and Violet started assaulting her mother with fists, open hands and unknown objects all over the body.
"Emily entered into their bedroom while screaming but Violet followed and she later came out of the bedroom alone. Andrew went to check on Emily and found her dead lying on the floor," said Assistant Inspector Chananda.
"A police report was made and police attended the scene and Violet was arrested. The body of Emily was taken to Rusape General Hospital for a postmortem. She had bruises all over her body, a deep cut on the left check and deep cut on the back of the head near the right ear," said Ass Insp Chananda.
In a telephone interview, Andrew Kadoma said he was pained by the death of his mother.
"We were used as a family that our mother and Violet always quarreled for little things. We did not think it will end this way. We saw them fighting but it was a usual thing.
"I was shocked when I went to check on her to discover that she was dead. We are saddened by the death of our mother. Our sister is mentally-challenged and everyone knows that but we did not think she would do such a thing," said Andrew.local