A man from Masvingo was on Thursday allegedly beaten to death by his neighbour after harbouring his wife whom he had assaulted her for not cooking food for him.
Asst Insp Ndhlovu confirmed the murder of a 53-year-old Gift Muchenga of plot 579 Clipsham, Masvingo. He died after allegedly being assaulted by Wellington Masikati (24) of 595 Clipsham plot after he had a misunderstanding with his wife Cecilia Mutodi (35).
“On March 25 at around 9pm at plot 595 Clipsham, Masikati had a misunderstanding with Mutodi because she had not prepared him food and assaulted her. Mutodi found refugee at Muchenga’s homestead. Masikati followed her to Muchenga’s house in the company of Takudzwa Chitumba (20) and Lovemore Mashiri (22) of Runashe Village, Chief Marozva, Bikita.
Masikati asked Muchenga why he was harbouring his wife and started assaulting him and struck him with an axe handle several times. He took him outside and struck him once on the head with a brick.”
Asst Insp Ndhlovu said Masikati struck Muchenga’s wife Perina Sireni Tshabangu once on the left foot and once on the head with a brick. The matter was reported to the police and Muchenga was found dead and his body was ferried to Masvingo General Hospital for post mortem.