A Hwedza man is believed to have been murdered after he was caught between the sheets with a married woman in Pindura village under Chief Svosve last week.
Nicholus Chigwededza, 36, was reported to have been bedding 28-year-old Calvin Chipangura’s wife Rudo Chikuruwe, 18, for some days before they were caught in a compromising position in a hut.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of Chipangura suspected to have fled the scene after attacking the now deceased.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating a murder case involving a man alleged to have killed another villager over adulter0us allegations in Pindura village under chief Svosve in Hwedza,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
“It is stated that on the 29th of September 2020 at around 1100hrs, Nicholus Chigwededza left his home proceeding to the homestead of a neighbour to share beer.
“At the homestead was the neighbour’s 18 year-old daughter in-law believed to have been dating Chigwededza.
“At around 1900hrs Chigwededza left and reported to have decided to go home and was escorted by his neighbour.
“At around 1940hrs Chigwededza allegedly returned to his neighbour’s homestead where he stealthily entered into the daughter in-law’s hut.
“While Chigwededza was in the hut with the alleged girlfriend, Chipangura arrived from Sadza Growth Point where he had gone for a piece job.
“The suspect reportedly banged open the door in which the two were allegedly sleeping and found Chigwededza in bed with his wife.
“The accused reportedly locked them inside and called his father to witness what he had seen.
“When the suspect and his father went back to the hut, he opened the kitchen door and Chigwededza allegedly bolted out of the room.
“The suspect gave chase and caught him in a nearby field and allegedly assaulted him on the head with a wooden log and left him lying unconsciously on the ground.
“The suspect returned with the intention to assault his wife and was disarmed and ran away.
“Chigwededza was taken to his home where he was pronounced dead,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
One of the villagers told H-Metro that Chigwededza and Chipangura were related describing it as incestuous case.
“In short this is an incestuous case and traditional leaders attended the burial with a view to take action according to custom,” said the villager.
“The marriage was eight months old and this shocked the villagers considering that Chipangura’s sister is married to Chigwededza’s brother.
“This relationship delayed burial of Chigwededza as elders met to demand some beasts according to custom,” said the villager.