JUST IN: Homeless woman found dead possibly from cold weather

Gibson Mhaka

A HOMELESS and unidentified woman was found dead outside a city building on Monday morning possibly from the severe cold weather that is currently hitting the city.

Although the cause of death was not yet confirmed by Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube, police, details who attended the scene suspected her exposure to the severe cold weather likely contributed to her death.

The woman woman’s lifeless body was found lying outside a building situated at Corner 10th Avenue and George Silundila Street.

According to a witness Hilton Nyathi, a newspaper vendor, police details who attended the scene suspected the prevailing cold weather was a contributing factor to the woman’s death since she didn’t have any warm clothes on her.

“I was one of the first people to get to the scene and it just broke my heart. This is because I last talked to her yesterday (Sunday)morning when she asked for a $20. I gave her and she was so excited,” said Nyathi.

He adds: “I have known her for the past four years and she was not homeless. She was vendor and I don’t know what happened to her leading her to stay in the streets.

“Police officers who attended the scene suspected that she died from cold weather because she didn’t have blankets or any warmer clothes on her to protect her from the prevailing cold weather”.

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