Wife axes hubby to death

. . . Xmas presents for child sparked the at­tack

The Manica Post - - Front Page - Wim­bainashe Zhakata Week­ender Cor­re­spon­dent

HOMI­CIDE de­tec­tives in Mutare are look­ing for a Chikanga woman who dis­ap­peared soon after ax­ing her hus­band to death fol­low­ing a do­mes­tic dis­pute on De­cem­ber 24.

The chilling in­ci­dent, which shocked many in the sub­urb, was sparked by gifts which the cou­ple had bought for their child for Christ­mas.

Anesu Mafokosho is al­leged to have axed Vi­talis Mud­humo (26) at around 3pm soon after the cou­ple re­turned home from the city cen­tre where they had gone shop­ping.

The cou­ple, whose union was on the rocks, had an un­re­solved mar­i­tal dis­pute that was threat­en­ing the mar­riage.

Cir­cum­stances to the case are that on De­cem­ber 24 the now de­ceased met the ac­cused per­son at the Stop Sign in Chikanga 2.

The two drove to Edgars Mutare where they bought their three-yearold daugh­ter's clothes. After shop­ping, the de­ceased and his wife went back home.

On ar­rival at home, the ac­cused per­son's young sis­ter was at home in the din­ing room. She heard the cou­ple ar­gu­ing out­side the yard for about 45 min­utes.

Mo­ments later they got into the house and en­tered into their bed­room.

All hell broke loose in the bed­room after the de­ceased started pack­ing his clothes say­ing he was mov­ing out.

His wife begged him to change his mind. The sit­u­a­tion de­gen­er­ated into chaos re­sult­ing in the ac­cused per­son ax­ing the de­ceased three time on the neck.

Soon after com­mit­ting the of­fence, Mafokosho left the house but she had al­ready texted a mes­sage to her younger sis­ter ad­vis­ing her to see what she had done in the bed­room.

The sis­ter went into the bed­room only to find the now de­ceased bleed­ing pro­fusely and con­vuls­ing on the bed.

Man­i­ca­land po­lice spokesman In­spec­tor Tavhir­ingwa Kako­hwa said Mud­humo's body was taken to Mutare Provin­cial Hos­pi­tal for post mortem.

The ac­cused is still at large and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are in progress.

Vi­talis Mud­humo

Vi­talis Mud­humo's body hang from the bed after he was axed.

The axe used in mur­der­ing Mud­humo

On the run sus­pected hubby killer Anesu Mafokosho

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