A UK based Zimbabwean woman Linda Vilika was allegedly murdered by her husband.

The UK police are reportedly holding the 42 year-old Zimbabwean national for the alleged gruesome murder of his wife in Essex, England.

Linda was found stabbed to death multiple times in what is believed to be a broad daylight horror attack.

The 41-year-old was declared dead at the scene in the village of Great Saling, Essex, at around 2.45pm Monday.

The accused’s name is still being withheld by authorities in the UK.

An Essex police spokesman said:

“We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death and we are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and heard or saw anything suspicious.

Many Zimbabweans were shocked by the death after UK based Zimbabwe broadcast journalist, Ezra Sibanda, shared the sad news with a photo of the victim on social media.