police here are investigating the murder of a 42-year-old woman who was
allegedly murdered by her husband who handed himself to the police after
committing the alleged crime.
accused Simbarashe Chidaushe of Munakira Village under Chief Njelele is said to
have arrived home from a local business centre where it is alleged that he
found his wife, Chiedza Mpofu, with another man in their kitchen hut.
seeing Chidaushe, the man in the hut fled and the enraged Chidaushe is said to
have dragged his wife to another hut where he struck her with an axe on the
neck and she died instantly.
police spokesperson, Inspector Joel Goko, confirmed the incident which occurred
on the July 2, 2019, and appealed with members of the public to always exercise
restraint whenever they are confronted with provoking situations.
is no justification to murder whatsoever. We must always respect the sanctity
of human life and when provoked we should always seek intervention from other
is quite unfortunate that we have lost a life in this incident which could have
possibly been avoided had there been mediation from a third party,” said Goko.
handing himself over to the police, Chidaushe took a cotton pesticide in an
attempt to kill himself but was immediately rushed to the hospital where he is
said to be in stable condition.