CID officer rushed to hospital after being axed by husband for cheating on him, hubby kills self

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A Mazowe-based man, Emmanuel Watungwa on Wednesday night ran amok and axed his wife with an axe, before stabbing her with a knife all over the body.

Watungwa later committed suicide after the heinous act.

Police confirmed the incident which happened at Chipinge Police Staff houses.

Witnesses said the now late Watungwa who travelled to Chipinge on Wednesday had a misunderstanding with his wife, Evelyn Maribha who is a Criminal Investigation Department officer stationed in Chipinge over infidelity allegations.

It is alleged that Watungwa assaulted his wife before hacking her with a machete.

“Fearing that he had killed his wife, Watungwa deliberately switched on the gas tank and lit a fire. The fire engulfed the whole house and Watungwa vanished from the scene. Most of the property in the house was damaged.

“Neighbours managed to rescue his wife and rushed her to Chipinge District Hospital where she is battling for her life,” said a witness.

Watungwa’s body was found in Mashiri area of Chipinge yesterday (Thursday) morning.

– Manica Post


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