Hus­band gets life sen­tence for stab­bing wife to death

Man found guilty of knif­ing woman 23 times in fren­zied at­tack

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Court re­porter ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­

A HAYES man who stabbed his wife to death, in what has been de­scribed as a ‘fren­zied at­tack’, has been jailed for life.

Gib­son Mazikana, now aged 42, was sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment with a 27-year min­i­mum term at South­wark Crown Court on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 19, hav­ing been found guilty of mur­der­ing Emily Munemo.

The court heard how me­chanic Mazikana, of Reid Close, stabbed his es­tranged wife 23 times, at her home in Colling­wood Road, Uxbridge, with blows so hard that a knife han­dle broke off.

Ev­i­dence showed that se­vere force had been used, the court was told, with in­juries to her hands show­ing she had tried to de­fend her­self.

Af­ter mur­der­ing the 42year-old nurse, Mazikana re­port­edly stayed at a friend’s house, who was un­aware that he had just killed his es­tranged wife.

Sen­tenc­ing Mazikana, Judge Ju­lia May QC said: “Emily was said to have been scared of Mr Mazikana.

“He has been quoted as hav­ing no re­morse, re­gret or pity.

“Each per­son in her fam­ily has a gap in their lives where she used to be.”

Speak­ing af­ter the jury’s de­ci­sion on Au­gust 18, De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Jamie Pis­copo said: “Mazikana stabbed his es­tranged wife to death in what has been de­scribed as a ‘fren­zied at­tack’ while she was in what should have been the safety of her own home.

“The vi­o­lence he in­flicted that day and the ev­i­dence against him meant that there was only one pos­si­ble out­come.

“Emily had de­voted her life to look­ing af­ter oth­ers as a nurse and Mazikana has robbed oth­ers of her kind­ness.”

n MUR­DER: Gib­son Mazikana killed his wife Emily Munemo (left)

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