A Chitungwiza man stabbed his 19 year-old girlfriend 15 times, killing her after she had dumped him.
From what we hear, Pritchard Zimondi, 24 had been dumped by Monalisa Chinomona on Monday after a fight. He then waited until yesterday morning when he went to her house where she was alone. After murdering her, he then locked her up in her room, locked the house and gate and left.
Her brother who had forced his way into the house after she had not responded when he tried to get in found her in a pool of blood and dead.
He has since been arrested.
The story makes us sick to the stomach. Not only has a family lost a young and vibrant girl with promise in such a vicious way but it makes you wonder what sick and twisted part of a person would cause them to do something so heinous.
No sense can be made of something of this nature and we can only begin to imagine what is going through the minds of the family and friends who have been affected by this tragedy.
It also sends chills down your spine when you think what young women are exposed to when dating. To everyone concerned this was a normal relationship with its cycles but noone knew the risk that she was under. That when she would leave him, for whatever reason, he would decide that if he could not have her, noone else would.
Rest In Peace Monalisa Chinomona. It is such a waste.