A Gutu woman, Grace Johanisi, died of excessive genital burns after her husband who is a polygamist burnt the deceased's buttocks, thighs and then shoved the burning log deep into her private parts, a medical report has concluded.
Israel Chimwai of Dewure East Farms allegedly beat up his wife with a cooking stick first until it broke into pieces. He then pulled a simmering piece of wood from the fire and burnt the wife all over her thighs and buttocks before inserting it into her vag*na.
A doctor's report said Johanisi died five days later from extensive sepsis – an infection resulting from deep and large openings in the skin.
Chimwai who is now facing a murder charge had accused his wife on cheating on him.
The case was supposed to be heard before Justice Clever Bere during the two week High Court Circuit currently running in Masvingo but it is not going to take place anymore due to reports that Chimwai is currently on the run.
It is the State case that Clive Chimwai, a son to the accused and step son to the deceased picked a piece of soap while herding cattle along Dewure river. he took the soap to his mother whom he found milking cows with the accused and the mother in turn instructed him to take the soap to the deceased.
In the evening, the accused came home drunk and threatened to throw his son into the fire if he did not say who gave him the soap. Out of fear, the boy allegedly said he got it from a man that he did not know but the man told him to give the soap to the deceased.
Chimwai then accused his wife of cheating on him and began attacking her.