A 49-year-old Zvimba man mercilessly pounded and killed his 36-year-old wife with a hammer while accusing her of cheating on him.
Police said Saturday they were on the hunt for Givias Kanzou who reportedly fled after committing the heinous act.
“Police in Zvimba are investigating a case of murder which occurred on 19/05/22 at Chikwama village. Givias Kanzou (49) fatally struck his wife, Auxillia Dingirosi Chikwama (36) with a hammer several times on the head after accusing her of engaging in an extra marital affair.
“The suspect is on the run. Anyone with information to contact any nearest Police Station. #notomurder,” police said Saturday.
Cases of domestic violence turning fatal are common in Zimbabwe.
Recently, a 41-year-old Chatsworth man fled home after allegedly killing his 16-year-old daughter who had tried to restrain him from beating up her mother and siblings.
Police reported that Perai Mugure had returned home drunk and attacking the victim’s mother together other siblings before the now late teenager tried to rescue her mother.
It is then that he turned on and killed the minor.