The late Mrs Victoria Murimba, who was brutally killed by her husband last week, has been laid to rest amid calls for the government increase legislative frameworks that protect women against all forms of abuse and domestic violence.

It was an emotional send off as the Mutare community thronged St Peters United Methodist Church to bid farewell to Mrs Murimba who was allegedly murdered by her husband of 29 years, Mr Elisha Murimba in unclear circumstances.

A month after his return from the diaspora where he had spent 25 years, Mr Murimba chose the occasion when his family was preparing to host a welcome party for him to commit the alleged murder.

Manicaland Provincial Minister of State, Cde Mandi Chimene, who was among the mourners, said the government should enact more legislation to protect women and the girl child, whose lives are in danger.

Friends, relatives, neighbours all spoke about the hard work and unconditional love of the late Mrs Murimba.

Daughter to the late Mrs Murimba, Adela said her mother raised them up single handedly and now without her they are exposed.

After committing the act, Mr Murimba allegedly disappeared in the dark and is still at large.