By William Milasi/Eugene Gumede
A Redcliff man from Millennium Park has brutally murdered his wife in a suspected case of infidelity.
The man who has been identified as Charles Chinyama (56) is believed to have stabbed his wife Ruth Marufu (42) on the neck before clubbing her on the head.
This publication gathered that Chinyama’s tenant in the early hours of the morning head screams of distress from the now deceased, “screaming for help.”
Though Midlands police Provincial Spokesperson Joel Goko was not immediately available for comment as he is currently out of office, police sources have indicated that investigations are currently underway.
“In the early hours of the morning of 22 October the accused tenant Lameck Makuvaza was awakened by the voice of the now deceased who was screaming for help,” sources said.
The distress calls led to the tenant to go and investigate what was happening at his landlord’s house.
That was when the tenant, “saw blood on his landlord’s bedroom door before he made enquiries on whether everything was ok with his landlord’s wife.”
Chinyama however, is said to not have responded to his tenant’s question but instead just went out of the house.
Makuvaza sensing that something was amiss went into his landlord’s bedroom and found the now deceased in a pool of blood.
He alerted his neighbours leading them to call the police to the scene.
The body was ferried to Kwekwe General Hospital for postmortem.
Police reports indicate that the body of the now deceased upon inspection was found to have, “one stab wound on the neck, one incised wound on the upper lip and two incised wounds on the head were observed.”
The murder accused is believed to be on the run.
Meanwhile, sources have told this publication that the couple was having marital problems as the man is believed to have been suspecting his wife of infidelity.
Things came to a head on the fateful day after the now deceased came back from Kadoma to collect her belongings.
All hell broke lose after the man went berserk arguing that his wife was only going to leave him for another man when she was dead.
“The fight started after the now deceased is believed to have came back from Kadoma and was packing her belongings indicating thay she was tired of the abuse she was receiving from her husband,” sources said.