Crime Reporter

Loita Mawurukira (45) from Stoneridge, Harare lived with the decomposing body of her husband, Eliwanzi Charindapanze (52), for a period of nine days.

During this time, she reportedly slept in the same bed with her husband’s corpse.

She only sought help from the police on 2 January 2024, after the body had reached an advanced state of decomposition, with maggots emerging.

It is reported that the husband had been unwell for a long time and he passed away on the 24th of December 2023