Man crushes cousin’s head in infidelity row

18 May, 2022 - 00:05 0 Views
Man crushes cousin’s head in infidelity row

The Chronicle

Leonard Ncube, Victoria Falls Reporter
A MAN from Chisuma outside Victoria Falls has been arrested for murder after he allegedly used a stone to crush the head of his cousin he suspected of having an extramarital affair with his wife.

Acting Matabeleland North police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Namatirai Mashona confirmed the arrest of Qondani Ngwenya (37) in connection with the murder of Layton Ngwenya (41).

The incident happened on Sunday.

“The suspect was on his way from a beer drink and met Layton Ngwenya who was on his way to an Apostolic Church shrine and accused him of having an extra-marital affair with his wife,” said Asst Insp Mashona.

She said the suspect picked up a stone and hit the now deceased on the face.

The suspect allegedly further assaulted his nephew all over the body using a bamboo stick. Two villagers who were passing by rushed to the scene upon seeing the attack and restrained the suspect.

Bamboo sticks.

The now deceased was already unconscious.

The rescuers rushed him to the nearby Chisuma Clinic where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

In a separate incident, police also arrested Clinton Tshuma (24) in connection with the murder of Bekithemba Khanye (32) in Village 7 Battlefields, Mbembesi.

The incident occurred on Saturday.

Asst Insp Mashona said on the fateful day, Khanye went to Village 7 to attend a birthday party when a misunderstanding ensued between him and Tshuma.

Police are yet to establish the cause of the fight.

Tshuma allegedly assaulted Khanye with a chain once on the head.

Khanye ran away and sought refuge at a nearby homestead where he later died before being taken to hospital.
A report was made leading to arrest of the suspect and recovery of the murder weapon.

United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH)

The body of the deceased was taken to the United Bulawayo Hospitals for a post-mortem while investigations are in progress.
Asst Insp Mashona urged members of the public to respect the sanctity of human life.

She urged people to avoid violence when resolving disputes.

“Members of the public should not carry dangerous weapons when they move around as there are high chances that they are tempted to use them,” she said. — @ncubeleon

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