Man beats wife to death over in­fi­delity

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wal­ter Mswazie Masvingo Cor­re­spon­dent

A CHIREDZI man al­legedly killed his wife af­ter ac­cus­ing her of in­fi­delity.

Masvingo po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Char­ity Mazula said the man dis­ap­peared af­ter the mur­der on Tues­day at around 11PM. She iden­ti­fied the de­ceased as Chipo Mudyanem­bwa (30) of Vil­lage C, Mas­apasi in Mk­wa­sine.

“We have re­ceived a re­port of mur­der from Chiredzi where a man as­saulted his wife to death af­ter ac­cus­ing her of en­gag­ing in ex­tra­mar­i­tal re­la­tion­ships with other men. The sus­pect fled the scene af­ter com­mit­ting the crime. He is still at large and a man­hunt has been launched,” said Insp Mazula.

She said Tau­rai Zi­h­wowa (35) ar­rived from a beer drink and found Mudyanem­bwa home. Be­fore hav­ing supper, Zi­h­wowa al­legedly started ac­cus­ing the late Mudyanem­bwa of in­fi­delity.

“Mudyanem­bwa de­nied the al­le­ga­tions but Zi­h­wowa would not lis­ten. A dis­pute arose. Zi­h­wowa picked a one me­tre-long log and as­saulted Mudyanem­bwa all over the body leav­ing her un­con­scious,” Insp Mazula said.

She said when Zi­h­wowa re­alised that his wife was un­con­scious he rushed to alert a neigh­bour, Mr Big Chipiro (42).

Insp Mazula said Zi­h­wowa told Mr Chipiro that his wife had died and asked for wa­ter to ad­min­is­ter first aid.

She said Zi­h­wowa failed to re­sus­ci­tate his wife and dragged the body from his homestead for about 800 me­tres and dumped it in the bush be­fore flee­ing.

On Wed­nes­day morn­ing at around 8AM, Mr Chipiro went to Zi­h­wowa’s homestead to check on the con­di­tion of Mudyanem­bwa but found the place de­serted.

On his way back, he saw marks in­di­cat­ing some­thing had been dragged along a path that led into a bush.

“He fol­lowed the marks and stum­bled on Mudyanem­bwa’s body,” Insp Mazula said.— @wal­terbm­swazie2.

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