By Staff Reporter
A minor argument between a man and his wife in Hertfordshire took an ugly turn after the woman allegedly poured hot cooking oil on her husband while sleeping resulting in his death.
According to the Midlands police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko, Grace Mazhata (25) on 23 May 2021 went for an all-night church service and returned home to find her husband Alouis Zaranyika (27) not there.
He later returned home at around 2000hrs, the same day and a misunderstanding ensued between the two on where he was all the time.
Mazhata is alleged to have taken a pot of boiling cooking oil and poured it onto the husband, Alouis Zaranyika, who run away to the sought refuge at a neighbour’s house.
“The suspect (Mazhata) followed him armed with a wooden log and continued to assault him. The neighbour managed to refrain her and called Zaranyika’s workmate to come for assistance,” said Insp Mahoko.
The matter was reported to the police. Zaranyika was taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital where he was admitted and later died on 26 May 2021.
Mazhata was arrested in Harare where she had escaped after committing the offence. The body is held at Gweru Provincial Hospital Mortuary while investigations are going on.
Meanwhile, police in Kwekwe is investigating a murder case where a male adult aged 61 years was found dead at his house in Forestvale Kwekwe. The incident occurred on 26 May 2021.
It was reported that, neighbours to the now deceased, Peter Madhibha aged 56 and Edmore Msipa aged 48 noticed from a distance that Thomas Munatsi’s main door of the house was wide open. They went to investigate and upon arrival, discovered Stanley Munatsi’s body lying facing upwards with a big stone on the chest. It had bruises on the chest and a deep cut on the back of the head.
The body was conveyed to Kwekwe General Hospital Mortuary awaiting post mortem.
Police are calling for those with information that may assist in establishing the full circumstances surrounding the murder case as well as the arrest of the accused person to approach any nearest Police station.