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Man murders wife after cornering her with suspected boyfriend

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  • Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the alleged axing of Nonsikelelo Siziba of Zigandiwa Village under Chief Samambwa in Zhombe by her husband.

POLICE in the Midlands Province are investigating a case of murder involving a 22-year-old artisanal miner from Gokwe under Chief Njelele area.

Emmanuel Bhusumani allegedly killed his 18- year -old wife in cold blood after walking in on her while she was in the company of her suspected boyfriend in their bedroom.

A police statement says Bhusumani allegedly axed his wife three times on her head before fleeing from the scene with their 10 -month -old baby.

Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the alleged axing of Nonsikelelo Siziba of Zigandiwa Village under Chief Samambwa in Zhombe by her husband.

Police say the murder took place in the wee hours of Saturday in Zigandiwa Village where the couple lived.

“On October 2 at around 1 AM, the accused got home from work and found Nonsikelelo Siziba his wife with another man in bed,” said Goko.

He said the alleged boyfriend fled into the night leaving Siziba at the mercy of her husband.

“The man fled and a misunderstanding arose between Emmanuel Bhusumani and his wife. Bhusumani allegedly took an axe and struck his wife three times on the head and she died on the spot.

Bhusumani allegedly fled with their 10months old baby but surrendered himself to the police the following day.

The baby is said to be in the custody of relatives.

On the same day around 8am, Nyasha Sibanda (16) of the same village visited Siziba and found her dead in a pool of blood.

Goko said Sibanda informed Cosmas Zigandiwa – a fellow villager who made a report at Zhombe Police Station.

The crime was attended by the police who allegedly found Siziba’s body lying in a pool of blood with a deformed face.

“A blood-stained axe was recovered at the scene. Bhusumani was arrested and is assisting police with investigations,” he said.

Siziba’s body was conveyed to Zhombe Mission Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

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