Gruesome crimes of violence at home over the past week have shocked Mozambicans.
In one incident a man killed his wife before committing suicide, leaving two children behind.
In another, a woman burned her husband on several parts of his body with boiling cooking oil and kerosene, including his face and genitals.
A further case saw parents beat their 14-year old daughter to death after she told them she was in love with a 47-year-old man.
These cases follows the high-profile murder of Valentina Guebuza, the daughter of a former president and one of the country’s richest women, in December.
Police said the killing appeared to be a case of domestic violence.
The government says the brutality is the result of an erosion of moral values.