A man from Gweru killed his wife with an axe until she dies and then he also killed himself after they had an argument of marital affairs.
Pride Hove (30) of Hertfordshire low-density suburb in Gweru struck his wife, Patience Matura (22) with an axe on the neck and went on to hang himself from roof trusses.
The incident took place on Tuesday last week at about 4 AM after Hove saw a love message in his wife’s phone from another man.
Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the incident. He said:
I can confirm that we are investigating a murder case where a 30-year-old male adult killed his wife following a domestic disputing emanating from suspected infidelity.
It is suspected that Hove saw a message in his wife Matura’s phone and accused her of having an affair. The two had a misunderstanding but were refrained by a neighbour.
When the neighbour left, it is suspected that Hove struck Matura with an axe on the neck before committing suicide by hanging.
Their bodies were discovered in the afternoon by their landlord who had just returned from Masvingo.
He noticed that Hove’s body was hanging from the trusses while his wife’s body was lying on the ground in a pool of blood.
Inspector Goko also said the matter was reported to the police and both the wife and husband were taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital mortuary.