CHIPINGE TIMES REPORTER
NYANGA-Police in Manicaland has arrested a Nyanga man who allegedly stabbed his wife several times on the back of the head and neck after a misunderstanding.
Manicaland Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Nobert Muzondo confirmed the arrest of that Partson Nyagato (38) of Village 41 Fox, Chief Mutasa in Nyanga to Chipinge Times.
Nyagato allegedly stabbed Memory Matika (39) of the same village on Monday around 6 am at the couple’s homestead.
Nyagato allegedly came home drunk on Sunday evening and accused his wife of infidelity. The two got into a heated argument and later retired to bed.
The next day around 6 am, Matika woke up and began packing her clothes into a bag to go to her parents’ homestead.
An altercation arose, and Nyagato allegedly tripped her to the ground and stabbed her several times on the back of the head and neck with an okapi knife.
He fled the homestead. He met Matika’s brother Lovemore Tendai Murehwa and told him he had killed his wife.
Murehwa called a neighbour, Cephas Chigoro, who helped him detain Nyagano. He then filed a Police report.
Matika’s body was taken to Nyanga District Hospital for postmortem.