Gokwe man kills wife, attempts suicide

BY STEPHEN CHADENGA

A 51-YEAR-OLD man from Gokwe, who murdered his wife after he allegedly found her being intimate with her love, is battling for life after drinking poison in a botched suicide attempt.

Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko said on Tuesday, Simbarashe Chidaushe, of Munakira village under Chief Njelele in Gokwe South, caught his wife, Chiedza Mpofu, being intimate with another man.

“The accused, Chidaushe, arrived home from Masoro Business Centre and it is alleged that he found his wife, the now-deceased Mpofu, with another man in their kitchen hut,” Goko said.

“Chidaushe allegedly dragged his wife to their bedroom, took an axe and struck Mpofu once on the neck.

“Mpofu fell to the ground, while bleeding profusely and subsequently died on the spot. Realising that he had murdered his wife, Chidaushe immediately took a cotton pesticide in an attempt to take his life.”

Goko said Chidaushe was admitted at Gokwe District Hospital under police guard, while Mpofu’s body was taken to the mortuary at the same institution.

He appealed to the public to desist from violence and seek counselling when they have disputes.

“We do not condone murder as well as domestic violence for whatever reason,” he said.

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