Man ‘axes’ wife, hangs self
He said after a search was conducted in the couple’s bedroom, pills and poisonous chemicals were found suggesting he might have taken them as he tried to end his life. Mandava was buried on Sunday while Basopo was taken to Mpilo Hospital for post-mortem, Cllr Shoko said.
Meanwhile, A 19-year-old man, suspected to be mentally ill, fatally stabbed his brother in Entumbane suburb following a misunderstanding.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango yesterday confirmed the gruesome murder of Kudakwashe Hungwe (26).
She said the incident happened on Sunday at around 10AM.
“Police in Entumbane are investigating a case of murder where a 26-year-old man Kudakwashe Hungwe died after being stabbed by his younger brother Henry,” she said.
Chief Insp Simango said the brothers who lived together at their parents’ house had a misunderstanding leading to the fatal stabbing. Henry has since been arrested. “Henry was repairing a radio in the sitting room when Kudakwashe ordered him to leave the room. There was a misunderstanding and Kudakwashe took away the radio from Henry and went to the kitchen. Henry followed him and violently took back the radio and smashed it on the floor. The younger brother took a kitchen knife which he was using as a screw driver and stabbed Kudakwashe on the left side of the chest near the armpit.”
Chief Insp Simango said Kudakwashe called their tenant, who with the assistance of the siblings’ mother rushed Kudakwashe to Mpilo Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Family members refused to comment. Neighbours however said Henry has a mental problem and at times seeks treatment at Ingutsheni Hospital. — @ esinathy_essira