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Man arrested for ‘killing’ wife

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A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife, Zomba Police spokesperson, Patricia Sipiliano, said Tuesday.

She said Kondwani Chimenya of Lomwe Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chikowi, in Zomba was arrested for allegedly killing his 26-year-old wife— Anganatha Ephraim Mpelule Village of T/A Chikowi.

It is alleged that, on the night of May 12 2018, the suspect told his wife that he was feeling unwell and asked her to accompany him to a witchdoctor.

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“When they arrived at [the witchdoctor’s place in] Malangwi Village, the husband allegedly produced a panga knife and hacked his wife, who died on the spot,” Sipiliano said.

The following day, the body was found by a passerby, who reported the matter to police.

Following investigations, Sipiliano said police arrested the husband, who, during interrogation, admitted to have killed his wife but did not disclose his motivation.

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Chimenya will appear in court to answer murder charge, contrary to Section 209 of Penal Code.

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