Husband gets life sentence for stabbing wife to death
Man found guilty of knifing woman 23 times in frenzied attack
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)