A Bindura woman is battling for life with an axe stuck in her head four days after being struck by her husband last Saturday.

Enita Manyara, 40, was rushed to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals soon after the attack where she is admitted in the intensive care unit after she was struck by her husband Virimayi Kambezo, 41.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident saying the husband was found dead by a river a few meters away from the homestead.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the death of a man believed to have struck his wife with an axe at Retreat Farm in Bindura on Saturday,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.

“Circumstances were that the wife was reported to have left the house and visited her relative in their neighbourhood to watch television.

“She returned home around midnight and found her husband asleep and the two quarrelled before the husband took an axe and struck her on head.

“The husband was later found dead near a river a few meters away from their homestead.

“Police are investigating the case in a view to find what actually happened,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.

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