Police in Hurungwe have arrested a 29-year-old man over the grisly murder of his wife whom he reportedly stabbed in the back and ripped her stomach, exposing intestines, after accusing her of infidelity.
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Mashonaland West acting provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ian Kohwera identified the victim as Teurai Manyena and the suspect as Cosmas Kephas of Soraidema village, Chief Dandawa in Hurungwe.
Police said on September 24 at around 11pm, Kephas visited his wife’s workplace at Tutai business centre where he accused her of dating another man. A brawl allegedly broke out between the two.
“The accused slapped the now deceased once on the cheek and she produced a kitchen knife and tried to stab him, but was overpowered and disarmed,” Kohwera said.
“Accused then took the knife and stabbed the woman once on the back, once on left side of the stomach and her intestines protruded and accused fled from the scene and left Manyena lying in a pool of blood.”
Kephas allegedly went on to inform his nephew Rufaro Nebiri of the matter and was advised to go back to monitor Manyena’s condition. The following morning, Kephas allegedly went back to the scene and found his wife already dead. He then informed her employer about the incident before turning himself to Magunje police.
The blood-stained knife was recovered at the scene while the deceased’s body was taken to the Karoi District Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.