New details have surfaced in the Bulawayo Morningside murder case where a man is accused of killing his wife. It has been revealed that the suspect, Pascal Dube, stabbed his wife, Ms Aquiline Sadziwa, 34 times with a kitchen knife and crushed her head using a large stone. The attack occurred while their baby was strapped to Ms Sadziwa’s back, but the baby was not injured. Dube, who committed the alleged crime on April 22, is still on the run.
The couple was separated at the time of the murder, and the motive for the attack is still unknown. Ms Sadziwa’s uncle, Mr Tonderayi Chingonzo, spoke at a church service at the scene of the crime, revealing that police counted 21 stab wounds when they arrived at the scene, but discovered 13 more the next day during the post-mortem at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) mortuary. He added that the knife’s blade separated from the handle due to the number of stabs.
Mr Chingonzo said that the police found Ms Sadziwa with stab wounds behind her ears and several deep cuts on her arms and body, suggesting that Dube had targeted body pressure points first. A large stone was found next to her body, which Dube had used to crush her head. Ms Sadziwa’s son escaped to the main house and was unharmed.
Ms Sadziwa’s father, Mr Micheal Sadziwa, expressed his disappointment that Dube’s family had not yet apologized or spoken to them since his daughter’s death. He said he wanted closure and to know what crime his daughter had committed to deserve such a painful death. The family has urged anyone with information about Dube’s whereabouts to come forward to assist with his arrest.