Midlands Provincial Education Inspector, Fred Shavi (64) has appeared before High Court judge, Justice Makonese in Gweru today facing allegations of killing his wife, Mrs Netsai Ncube who was a lecturer at Midlands State University.

Through his lawyer, Mr Esau Mandipa,  Shavi pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to a lesser charge of culpable homicide.

He argued that he killed his wife in self defense after she tried to attack him with an iron hoe in their bedroom following differences over extra marital affair issues.

Shavi, who married the now deceased in 2001, said he discovered that the deceased was having an affair with one, Prosper Maburo.

Shavi struck his wife three times on the head using an iron hoe before she fell on the bed.

After the attack, Shavi fled and left the deceased in a pool of blood before she was rushed to Gweru hospital where she later died.