Man kills wife, commits suicide

A 25-year-old man from Zvishavane allegedly killed his 21-year-old wife after she confronted him over his cheating escapades before committing suicide by hanging.

The incident occurred on Monday when Cosam Matenda of Matenda village under Chief Masunda allegedly strangled his wife Privilege Matsveru and hid her body under the bed before committing suicide.

The woman was found dead in the couple’s bedroom hut while the man was found hanging on a tree a few metres from their homestead. The couple left behind a three-month-old baby which was found alone in the house besides her mother’s body.

Acting Midlands police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende confirmed the incident which occurred at about 4pm.