An­other wife mur­ders hubby

The Manica Post - - Local News - Emmah Chinya­mu­tan­gira Post Cor­re­spon­dent

A RUSAPE woman is on the run af­ter she al­legedly mur­dered her hus­band by smash­ing his head with a brick fol­low­ing a heated ar­gu­ment over al­leged in­fi­delity.

Abi­gail Madanhe (32) is al­leged to have mur­dered her hus­band, Isaac Kapiya (50) af­ter he raised sus­pi­cions that she was see­ing an­other man be­hind his back.

Man­i­ca­land po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Tavhir­ingwa Kakowa con­firmed the in­ci­dent.

“The sus­pect, Abi­gal Madanhe (32) and the now de­ceased Isaac Kapiya (50) were mar­ried and stay­ing at Moresta farm in Masedeza vil­lage, un­der Chief Makoni in Rusape.

“Cir­cum­stances are that on Christ­mas Day at around 3pm, Kapiya saw his wife talk­ing to an­other man at their home­stead and sus­pected that the two were hav­ing a love af­fair.

“He con­fronted his wife and they then picked an ar­gu­ment. Kapiya ac­cused her of adul­tery, which ended up with him pick­ing an iron bar and he strike her on the head with it,” he said.

Insp Kako­hwa said Madanhe then armed her­self with bricks which she used to pelt her hus­band.

Madanhe’s brother, Try­more Rakandwa (27), joined the fra­cas and started fight­ing in his sis­ter’s cor­ner.

“Madanhe teamed up with her brother Try­more Rakandwa (27), from the same vil­lage, to as­sault her hus­band.

“Rakandwa at­tacked Kapiya with fists and also kicked him in the stom­ach sev­eral times.

“Madanhe al­legedly picked a brick and hit her hus­band thrice on the head, leav­ing him with se­ri­ous head in­juries,” said Insp Kakowa.

Insp Kako­hwa said Madanhe upon see­ing that she had se­ri­ously in­jured her hus­band, went to the po­lice and mis­rep­re­sented to that he had fallen on his own.

Af­ter in­form­ing the po­lice, Madanhe re­port­edly dis­ap­peared from the vil­lage.

“Upon dis­cov­er­ing that they had as­saulted Kapiya and left him for the dead, Madanhe tried to con­ceal the of­fence by mis­rep­re­sent­ing to the po­lice that her hus­band fell in the bath­room and in­jured him­self.

“The de­ceased was taken to Rusape Gen­eral Hospi­tal and died upon ad­mis­sion,” he said.

A post mortem re­vealed that Kapiya had some bruises on his body and a swollen head.

Re­ports are that Rakandwa later spilled the beans and con­fessed team­ing with his sis­ter to at­tack Kapiya.

This led to his ar­rest.

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