A Chivi man fatally assaulted his wife after she had accused him of being promiscuous.

Acting police spokesperson for Masvingo Province, Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident and said on 20 October 2018, a married couple, Edward Mukonde (59)and Debby Zheke Munyango ( 59) from Mukonde village in Chief Nemauzha’s area  in Chivi were sitting in their kitchen hut when Munyango started accusing Mukonde of being promiscuous.

Mukonde is said to have started assaulting Munyango with open hands and fists on her head and face.

He added that Mukonde went outside and took a log and started assaulting Munyango all over her body.

Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa said upon realising that Munyango was seriously injured, Mukonde went to alert their neighbour Cephas Museva (48) on her condition and Museva went to their house to check on Munyango and he found her unconscious.

Assistant Inspector Dhewa said Museva went back to Mukonde’s house the following morning around 5am and he realised that Munyango was already dead.

Museva reported the matter at Ngundu Police Station and Mukonde was arrested.

Munyango’s body was taken to Masvingo General Hospital for post mortem.