…hides in cave for three years
In a shocking incident, a Rusape man struck his wife to death with a hoe and burnt her body for denying him sex and the hid in a cave for three years to evade Justice.
Appearing before Mutare High Court Judge Justice Hlekaini Mwayera, 28-year-old Lameck Manyanga was slapped with 25 years in prison for killing his wife Tendai Mufaranyuri.
It is the state’s case that on 9 December 2014 at Inyati Mine, Manyanga had a dispute with his wife after he had been denied sex. An altercation then broke out after his wife insulted him, saying that he was a stupid man and scavenged for a living from piece Jobs. Tendai also went on to say that Manyangas mother was a witch.
Manyanga is said to have left for work and upon his return, his wife denied him of his conjugal rights.
In anger, he armed himself with a hoe which he used to attack his wife.
Manyanga was only discovered by another villager, Tafadzwa Mhlanga sometime in October 2017
Manyanga is said to have threatened to attack anyone who would dare approach him, whilst wielding an iron bar.