A WATSOMBA woman has appeared before a Mutare magistrate facing charges of brutally murdering her husband in a domestic dispute that has left the Nyakatsapa community in Watsomba searching for answers.
BY CLAYTON MASEKESA
Pamela Bhowa (46) appeared before magistrate Sekai Chiwundura on Thursday and was not asked to plead to murder charges and she was remanded to June 20. She was ordered to apply for bail at the High Court.
It is the State’s case, led by Shepherd Chavarika, that on Sunday June14, Pamela and her husband Manners Bhowa had a heated argument with the now deceased accusing his wife of being possessed by demons.
In the evening of the same day, the argument occurred again before Manners went to sleep. Moments later, Pamela went into the bedroom where Manners was sleeping with an axe and struck him 11 times on the head killing him instantly. She covered the body with the blankets before disappearing. The following morning, their two children opened the bedroom door and discovered that Manners was dead and reported the matter to the police.
Manners were a deputy school head at Nyakatsapa Secondary School in Watsomba where his wife was also teaching.
There was pandemonium on Thursday afternoon as Manners’ angry relatives stormed Mutare Central Police Station baying for Pamela’s head.Police had to intervene as the marauding relatives wanted to mete out instant justice on Pamela.