The deceased’s family says her husband used to batter her quite often. Unfortunately she died before she could walk out of the abusive marriage.
Kijakazi Pazi Shaban popularly known as Zamzam died at her home in Musoma after her husband, Hamad Ally, assaulted her.
A source close to the family told Amani newspaper that Mr. Ally tried to cover his crime when he took his dead wife the mortuary; he told morgue attendants that Zamzam had succumbed to ulcers.
Postmortem performed at Temeke hospital on Zamzam’s body confirmed that the late singer died as a result of physical injuries inflicted upon her.
Tanzanian police arrested Zamzam’s husband and locked him at Chang’ombe police station as investigations continue.
“Zamzam had in the past sent gory photos of her deformed, wounded face to friends, saying she had been cruelly beaten by her husband – and that if anything would happen to her, then her husband should be held accountable,” a source told Amani newspaper.