Breaking News

80-year-old man kills wife, commits suicide

by Staff Reporter
10 February 2013 | 204 Views
AN 80-year-old Binga man, allegedly fatally assaulted his wife with a sharp object, following a domestic dispute, before hanging himself in his field, on Thursday morning. 

The woman was allegedly struck twice with a sharp object on the left jaw, cutting through the back of her head.

The man, identified as Sweet Mugande, from Chigani Village under Chief Siachilaba in Binga District, was drinking beer with his wife Mrs Siyalinda Mugande (72) at Simoveni Munkuli's homestead at about 5pm on Wednesday.

Matabeleland North police spokesperson Inspector Billie Dube yesterday confirmed the incident saying Mrs Mugande's body was found lying on a footpath in the early hours of Thursday morning.

"On 6 February, Mrs Mugande is suspected to have been killed by Mr Mugande who later hanged himself the following day. The body of Mrs Mugande was found by Mrs Sithandile Munkuli (28) on a footpath which heads towards the couple's homestead in the early hours of 7 February," said Insp Dube.

"The body had two deep cuts on the left jaw and a cut on the back of the head. Mrs Mugande could have been assaulted by a sharp object".

He said a report was made to Simathelele Police Base and later they got information that Mr Mugande had committed suicide.

"The body was taken to Binga District Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem.

"Another report was later made to the same police base after the body of Mr Mugande was found hanging on a tree near his homestead in his field. Investigations of the murder of Mrs Mugande and the suicide of Mr Mugande are underway," he said.

Insp Dube urged members of the public to always find amicable ways of solving disputes.

"We appeal to members of the public to solve differences without engaging in violence. We have launched a crime awareness campaign that educates the public on how to prevent violent crime. We are also appealing for information that will assist in the investigation of this case in terms of a third party who is a witness or close to the deceased," said Insp Dube.

kills suicide

Source: TC


News Updates


Latest News

Grace Mugabe hints at new leadership for 2018 election

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 462 Views

G40 discounts Mphoko in Mugabe succession race

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 342 Views

Sekeramayi in Mugabe succession race? - DEFENCE minister Sydney Sekera...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 430 Views

Security ministries gets lion's share from Chinamasa's budget - SECURI...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 314 Views

Mnangagwa, Grace Mugabe in horse-trading

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 429 Views

Grace Mugabe courts Nigerian tycoon - First Lady Grace Mugabe has turn...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 395 Views

Chivi councillors set conditions for villagers to access food aid - Si...

by Stephen Jakes | 27 November 2015 | 178 Views

ZLHR, ZHRC sign MoU to enforce human rights - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Hum...

by Stephen Jakes | 27 November 2015 | 171 Views

PSAf promoting the media's role in ending child marriages - As the int...

by Stephen Jakes | 27 November 2015 | 132 Views

Harare Residents Trust establishes 10m structures in Chitungwiza - The...

by Stephen Jakes | 27 November 2015 | 176 Views

Kango products rocked by massive salaries slash - WORKERS Treger Produ...

by Stephen Jakes | 27 November 2015 | 395 Views

Zanu-PF boots outs two more Mujuru allies - The Zanu-PF politburo has ...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 1704 Views

Kereke loses Range Rover over debt - Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke ...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 1060 Views

Cabinet approves civil service cut - Finance minister Patrick Chinamas...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 1662 Views

Chinese firms scramble for Zimbabwe infrastructure projects - Transpor...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 760 Views

'Mboko slur' Mpkoko to be appeased with a live beast

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 1998 Views

Malema slams Mugabe's indigenisation policy

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 1571 Views

Joshua Nkomo's name erased from Harare Airport Road

by Clemence Manyukwe | 27 November 2015 | 1573 Views

Zimbabwe in Champions League dilemma - ZIMBABWE is unlikely to have a ...

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 27 November 2015 | 981 Views

Door to door HIV tests a hit

by Lisa Shirichena | 27 November 2015 | 1031 Views

Hospital stops ops over power cuts

by Walter Mswazie | 27 November 2015 | 553 Views

'I'm not Strive Masiyiwa,' man tells maintenance court

by Noleen Makhurane | 27 November 2015 | 1443 Views

The donkey is my girlfriend, man tells court

by Walter Mswazie | 27 November 2015 | 1241 Views

Tsholotsho FC in swim or sink match

by Takudzwa Chitsiga | 27 November 2015 | 636 Views

Zanu-PF staff salaries up to date, says Khaya Moyo

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2015 | 573 Views

Mugabe off to Paris

by Caesar Zvayi | 27 November 2015 | 845 Views

Govt to fire 1 200 Zisco workers

by Business Reporter | 27 November 2015 | 597 Views

'Fake pastors' jailed over fake wedding

by Staff Reporter | 27 November 2015 | 1598 Views

Grade 7 results out - The 2015 Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Z...

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2015 | 1953 Views


Bob Marley family confront Zimbabwe Music Awards

by Bongani Ndlovu | 25 November 2015 | 3694 Views

WATCH: Late Night show's analysis of Zanu-PF factional battles - LATE ...

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2015 | 2573 Views

Pregnancy won't stop me from flying, says Sandra Ndebele

by Bongani Ndlovu | 24 November 2015 | 3927 Views

Frustrated Hosiah Chipanga dumps Zimbabwe

by Staff Reporter | 24 November 2015 | 5156 Views

Miss Rural Goromonzi Crowned - It was a day to remember for the Goromo...

by Stephen Jakes | 24 November 2015 | 1517 Views

Heavily pregnant Sandy delays flight for an hour

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2015 | 7790 Views

Eutelsat to speed up Zimbabwe digitisation

by Staff reporter | 23 November 2015 | 1685 Views

What To Look For In Video Converter Software

looking for the best video converter software? you have to compare different video converters before making a purchase.the ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that ... Read More
Sergey 19 June 2015 ago

Five Reliable Outlook Pst File Repair Tools

Outlook pst files can become corrupted -- and when that happens, work grinds to a halt. if your organization relies on outlook, one of these tools could save the day. outlook is the industry standard groupware tool. let's take a look at five that can... Read More
ITnews 04 May 2015 ago