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Man butchers ex-wife to death over re-union


A JILTED Gweru man, Dickson Matsviro, allegedly stabbed and killed his former wife on Wednesday after she spurned his plea for a reunion.

by Stephen Chadenga/TATENDA CHITAGU

Matsviro is alleged to have stormed his in-laws home in Mkoba 14, where he stabbed his ex-wife Oripah Gapare with a sharp object, killing her on the spot after she refused to make up with him.

The deceased’s elder sister, who only identified herself as Mashayamombe confirmed the incident.

“My sister was stabbed all over the body by her ex-husband and was left dead at our parents’ home in Mkoba 14,” Mashayamombe said.

“She (deceased) and Matsviro had separated, but the latter kept on coming to her demanding a re-union of their marriage, which my sister turned down.”

A neighbour who spoke on condition of anonymity said she saw a man entering the house before dashing out after the deceased screamed for help.

“When we rushed to the house to check, we found Oripah already dead with her body covered in blood,” the neighbour said.

Midlands acting provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende was not readily available for comment.

In a related matter, a Masvingo man appeared in court early this week charged with hacking off a fellow villager’s left wrist with a machete, accusing him of bedding his wife.

The suspect, Nyambirai Makazi, denied the assault charge on Monday when he appeared before magistrate Purity Gumbo.

He was remanded in custody to May 4.

State counsel Fidelis Nyamukondiwa told the court that on April 18 this year, Makazi armed himself with a machete and attacked complainant Julius Chaka, who was coming from a beer drink at Nyamande business centre, hacking off his wrist.

After the incident, Makazi allegedly fled the scene as Chaka was rushed to Nyajena Clinic for medical attention. The complainant later made a police report, leading to Makazi’s arrest.

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