A MAN from New Magwegwe suburb in Bulawayo has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife following a row over WhatsApp messages he received from his small house, police confirmed yesterday
Ramafuma Khupe, 48, was arrested on Tuesday evening for allegedly stabbing his wife Sihlekeni Ncube, 42, in front of their 22-year-old daughter.
The incident happened on Sunday at about 8AM at the couple’s home in New Magwegwe.
Ncube died at Mpilo Central Hospital on Monday morning from stab wounds to the throat.
Khupe initially reported the case as a sudden death due to hanging but was arrested after post mortem results revealed that his wife had been stabbed.
Bulawayo Metropolitan Province police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said Khupe told cops he had rescued his wife after she hanged herself.
“We received a report on Sunday of sudden death where the husband said his wife had hanged herself in their house and he had rescued her by cutting the rope.
“A post mortem has since revealed that she had a deep cut on her throat and investigations have indicated that Khupe stabbed his wife once in the throat using a knife resulting in her death the following day. We’ve arrested the man and he’s in custody,” said Insp Simango.
The couple’s daughter, Loveness, who witnessed the incident, yesterday told The Chronicle that she was still in shock after the tragic turn of events.
She said her father assaulted her mother on Sunday while repeatedly shouting he was going to kill her.