Red hot iron torture kills man bedding friend’s wife

A typical dehorning iron

A typical dehorning iron

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Gwanda Correspondent
A  VETERINARY Department worker from Plumtree has been arrested for burning his friend with an iron resulting in his death after he caught him bedding his wife.

Thomspon Tshuma (43) found the now late Chrispen Musa naked in his house with his wife Ms Nomthandazo Ncube after he arrived home unexpectedly.

Tshuma, who stays at Mhlotshana Veterinary Quarters in Plumtree, was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Mr Taurai Manwere facing murder charges.

He was remanded in custody to November 2.

Mr Manwere advised Tshuma to make a bail application at the High Court if he so wished.

Prosecuting, Mr Zorodzai Pengapenga said Tshuma attacked Musa on October 11.

Musa died two days later while admitted at the United Bulawayo Hospitals.

Mr Pengapenga said Tshuma left his house going to Matobo District but returned unexpectedly.

“On 11 July Tshuma left his house going to Matobo District to do some business. Musa knew about this and he took advantage of his friend’s absence to set an appointment with his wife Ms Nomthandazo Ncube with whom he was having an affair.

“Musa arranged with his lover that they would spend the night together at her house.

“At around 11PM on the same day Tshuma returned home unexpectedly. He knocked on the door and when he opened he saw Musa naked hiding behind the door,’’ he said.

Mr Pengapenga said Tshuma locked the door and confronted his friend on what he was doing with his wife in their matrimonial home.

He said a fight broke out between the two men and Tshuma overpowered Musa and punched him several times.

Mr Pengapenga said Tshuma took a dehorning iron from his house, went out with it and locked the door from outside.

“Tshuma took a dehorning iron and proceeded with it outside to a fireplace. He locked the bedroom door from outside to stop his wife and friend from escaping.

“He placed the iron on the fire until it was red hot and he returned with it to the bedroom. He tortured Musa by burning him several times all over the body until he sustained severe burns,’’ said Mr Pengapenga.

He said Musa died two days later.

The matter was reported to the police resulting in Tshuma’s arrest. — @DubeMatutu

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  • bh

    Sad state of affairs

  • Chauncey

    Ufele ekdleni njenge mosquito. Ukungezwa Shona lothuvi

    • Matsaure

      How is he Shona wena dzwiti

      • Afrikan

        Hayi bo Matsaure don’t stoop to Chauncey’s level!

    • Sukuzukuduma

      he is from zimnyama,plumtree,tshelwe ngubani lishona?

      • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

        Whatever the theoretical value in your comment, it has no practical value..

        • Sukuzukuduma


    • musa

      eish i tribalism isikwenza ubengu dunderhead. how is he shona?

      • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

        Whatever the theoretical value in your comment, it has no practical value.

  • God of War

    This was a crime of passion; I think a fine of $200 is enough for this fellow. The dead friend deserved it.

    • Je M’appelle Kindness Khupe

      yo comments are like farts

      • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

        Yours like that substance that follows after farts when one has a running tummy

      • God of War

        Tell that to your father. Moron.

    • makhosi

      Correct, even acquittal is a possibility. The guy was heavily provoked to expect rationality.

      • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

        haa suka lapha

      • Nkunzemnyama

        Provocation is no good defence in court. He planned this very well and will most likely be found guilt of murder. Umfazi basazosala bemudla BIG time.

        • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

          Michael Jackson’s nose kept falling off, is that normal?

      • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

        Who finances these “Studies”??

  • libertyatliberty

    Njabulo.libertyatliberty at gmail dot com.Its very bad what Tshuma did ,but it also a lesson to those that commit adultery.That woman and the late Musa have no moral values.How can they have sexual intercourse in the house of Tshuma,surely they showed disrespect.Tshuma will be convicted of manslaughter but not murder.

  • Tshili

    Very sad, I don’t think he deserved to die the way he did, Tshuma over-reacted he is now in a big mess, did he think about his children or his own future. My future is not to be determined by my spouse. Its painful but there is always a better way out of such messes.

    • moyoza

      Its good if you are not involved in the situation..
      A friend bonking your wife? Instead they were both suppose to die

  • Guest

    Such breach of trust is painful

  • Do Me Sun Knee

    Moral of the story: Don’t go poking other men’s wives!

    • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

      very true!!

    • Dumisani

      Hoo nhai?

    • makhosi

      this is reality son

  • musa

    other men’s wives are a no go area!

    • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

      At times you do make sense, that on it’s own is equally baffling!!

  • Fairer

    Better to go for a prostitute than your friend’s wife

    • Jeki

      Akula mfazi omna ndi ukudlula umfazi womuntu

      • Daar

        #qhubeka# one day lawe sizakubala so sebekubhansulile

        • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa


    • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

      either backup this assertion or correct this falsehood once and for all.

  • Je M’appelle Kindness Khupe

    this is justice to every normal man out there. burn the cheating beach too

    • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

      you can have plans, but the problem is nobody will believe you.

  • Ras Makate (Mutunhu une Mago)

    How does a fully grown and able bodied man wait passively to be tortured to death by another man just like that, he could have jumped out through the window, or simply run away when the husband came back with the hot iron? The dwelling in which they were caught is a government structure, flimsy doors etc, just a shoulder to the door will break it down…. Or was he already weakened and drained by his encounter/s with uMaNcube

    • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

      yours could do with being about five lines shorter

    • ThaDoggPound

      Years ago a certain man was confronted with the same choice, and wisely he decided to jump through the window. He maybe crippled now and was left wheelchair bound, but at least he is alive. #Majonga

      • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

        either backup this assertion or take back your statement once and for all..

        • ThaDoggPound

          The internet headmaster hahahaha

          • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

            yes saya

          • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

            So don’t write something you can justify

    • makhosi

      Tshuma was determined ndoda!! He closed all those avenues.

    • Zvinochererwa Padzairimwa

      We get the comments we deserve. And the replies.

    • Nkunzemnyama

      Agree, I would have escaped even if it meant through the ceiling and roof. Besides its stupid to spend a night with someone’s wife at his house.

  • big

    Too bad for Tshuma coz that is premeditated murder. Murder in the first degree.. There surely were plenty of alternatives to handling the matter that way. He had all the time to fetch the iron, heat it up and go back to the bedroom to torture another human being with it. Surely within all that time, if he had no intention to kill, he would have found self restraint and thought of other ways to handle the matter. The fact that his deceased friend was bedding his wife is now a very trivial matter.

    • Munationalist

      You are wrong Big, there is meditated torture not murder, if he wanted to kill him he could have killed him on the spot. He could have used the right tool to kill there and there, but he only wanted to punish the culprit in an equally painful way like what he had done to him. The victim died not on the spot but two days after, which could be attributed to negligence from hospital as people did not feel like helping a cheating man. He could have killed himself out of shame too

      • big

        But how is he going to prove that he had only intended to fix the culprit by torturing him and did not think the torture would kill him???

        He is in a vert precarious position and it would take a miracle for him to evade a first degree murder verdict.

  • Munationalist

    Mr Tshuma, you are a man, what you did is very normal, those two people were equality torturing you the same way you did to this man. All you must know that is that you are in the cells for the right purpose, you are serving millions of homes which were about to be destroyed by cheating man and woman.

    You did not murder your victim, you even spared the woman, you are a man and half. In these days of aids, these two could have have rendered you a very slow and painful death by simply heating on you, and in your own home.

    Your trump card is that you did not intend to kill this man, but you wanted him to suffer the humiliation and pain you are also suffering from his action. You wanted him not to be able to go around boasting for bedding your wife, but you wanted him to feel ashamed throughout his entire life.
    If you had wanted to kill these two you were going to use a knife or other deadly weapons such screw drivers, axe, spear since you had all the time to do so.

    Lesson to be learnt, there is no law on this earth which can protect some one from the anger of a cheated man, you surely be killed. Second the is no guarantee of remaining calm and reason properly when you find your wife with another man, only those who have been there can explain the feeling.

    • mtshayazabhotshe

      AMEN……proverbs 6 v 28 ‘Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished……this is God’s word fulfilled!

  • Mukanya Charuka

    What a way to die. Respect other people’s wives particularly your friend’s. Now the deceased leave behind his children and wife suffering yet they did not parteake in the crime.

  • mtshayisa

    Poor Tshuma. You should have gone for the offending poking horn only and left him hornless.

  • Brutal Truth

    This is by far the best & most befitting punishment for a disrespectful man.

    • amateur panama vandal

      At times you do make sense, that on it’s own is equally baffling!!

  • qondani

    Bamfake umtshiso