A Gokwe man allegedly stoned his wife’s ex-husband with bricks to death on Sunday evening after the man visited his homestead intending to mend relations with his former wife.
Bonus Kuvhirima of Gokwe North under Chief Chireya was reportedly seen on several occasions wandering around near his ex-wife Martha Maribha’s homestead which made people suspicious that he intended to meet his wife to make amends.
The two are said to have divorced some time ago before the woman got married to Takaruza Matienga.
“The now deceased was married to Martha some time ago so they parted ways and the woman decided to remarry; so it seems as if her former husband wanted to make amends with her but it was not possible because she is married.
“On Sunday he went to where Maribha stays with her husband that is when a misunderstanding arose because her husband said the now deceased was daring prompting him to stone him with bricks,” said the source who declined to be named.
Speaking to H-Metro, Zimbabwe Republic Police Spokesperson for Midlands Province Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the incident.
“We arrested one Takaruza Matienga of Gokwe North after he struck his wife’s former husband with bricks and he died on the spot.
“The incident happened around 7pm. According to investigations made by the police the now deceased visited his ex-wife’s residence intending to make amends so that gesture angered her husband so he struck him with bricks to death.
“He is currently in police custody. As ZRP we urge members of the public not to put the law into their own hands.
“No matter how bad the temptations may be people should deal with their issues legally.
“There is no justification of putting the law into your own hands because at the end of it the law will take its course,” said Insp Goko.