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    Monday, 11 March 2019

    Polygamous man kills wife over suspected infidelity


    TINASHE TIRIVAVI

    SHURUGWI - Godfrey Machingura (32) from Reinsburg in Shurugwi has appeared at the local court facing charges of strangling and killing his second wife Winnet Nyika (25).
    Allegations are that Machingura who is a polygamous man fled away and hid at his first wife’s house in Gokwe after the incident where he was later arrested by the Police.
    He fled to Gokwe to hide after he had strangled and killed his second wife Winnet Nyika (25) on Tuesday two weeks ago after a misunderstanding over infidelity.
    Machingura appeared before Shurugwi resident magistrate Sithabile Zungula last week on Monday and was remanded in custody to March 4, 2019.
    It is the state represented by Pride Gomera that on Tuesday February 12, 2019 at Reinsburg farm, Shurugwi,Machingura had a misunderstanding with Nyika over Whatsapp text messages. Machingura was accusing Nyika of infidelity, he began to strike her with an axe handle all over her body several times Nyika began to bleed through her nose, Machingura then dragged her to the bathroom which was 10 meters away and poured water on her to clean her up, he then dragged her near to the bedroom hut where he strangled her to  death.
    Machingura then fled to his first wife Nomatter Mangwena (25) house in Gokwe where he was arrested by the police and later brought to court.
    Close relatives of Machingura told The Mirror that Machingura was an abusive husband and assaulted his two wive’s on several occasions, and Nyika’s family has since taken 2 beasts and several goats as compensation for the loss of their daughter.

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