A 27 year old Zimbabwean man, has reportedly taken his own life after slitting the throat of his 19 year old wife.
It was learnt that the couple was in the process of a legal separation which could have motivated the attack.
According to the Chronicle newspaper, Dumisani Siziba from Gwanda allegedly slit his wife Pretty Moyo’s throat before phoning his brother to tell him that he was taking his life.
Reports say the incident occurred after Moyo, who had been away at her parents’ home returned to her matrimonial home to take their 2-year-old child as well as some clothes.
On her way back, Siziba allegedly offered to escort her to her parents’ home so they could try and resolve their marital problems. It was while the estranged couple where on their way, that he reportedly killed her before committing suicide.
Police spokesperson Philisane Ndebele confirmed the incident, adding that the couple’s bodies were discovered by Siziba’s family.
“We received a report of murder and sudden death by hanging. A man murdered his wife by cutting her throat before taking his own life too.
He was found hanging in a bush a few metres away from where his murdered wife lay on Thursday morning. His family discovered the bodies,” Ndebele was quoted saying.
This is so sad.