Bulawayo Man Axes Wife, Hangs Self Over Infidelity Claims

Bulawayo Man Axes Wife, Hangs Self Over Infidelity Claims
Published: 2016 May 24 05:47:52 (2002 Views)
A MAN from Pelandaba suburb in Bulawayo allegedly committed suicide after striking his wife with the back of an axe on the forehead, hours after the couple had visited a police station for counselling on their marital problems.

Emmanuel Mapetero, 40, and his wife Tsitsi Kwindingwi allegedly sought counselling services at West Commonage Police Station before going home where they fought again on Saturday.

Mapetero was allegedly accusing his wife of infidelity and after attacking her, she escaped and headed to the police station.

When she returned home with some cops, her husband had already taken his life.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said it was sad that a life was lost after the couple had sought counselling.

A source said the incident occurred when Mapetero accused his wife of cheating resulting in the couple seeking counselling from the police.

But hours after returning from the police station, a fight erupted again resulting in Mapetero hanging himself.

The source said Mapetero struck his wife with the back of an axe on the forehead but she managed to escape to safety.

“ Mapetero had locked the gate and doors of the house. Police officers had to break the door of one of the rooms to gain entry. They found him hanging from the roof trusses in a corridor,” said the source.



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