Gwanda man remanded for strangling wife

Gwanda Correspondent
A GWANDA man who allegedly strangled his terminally-ill wife as he did not want to continue nursing her, has appeared in court facing a murder charge.
Habathusi Ncube (45) of Mawane 2 village under Chief Nhlamba appeared before Gwanda magistrate Mr Arafat Kozanai. He was not asked to plead and was advised to apply for bail at the High Court before being remanded to 23 August.

Allegations by the State are that on 6 August this year at around 8pm, Ncube arrived at his homestead coming from Zendere Farm where he rents a shop and found his terminally ill wife at home with their children.

The accused was told that his in-laws had come to see his wife and had left after expressing their disappointment over the way Ncube had abandoned his wife. The statements made by his in-laws allegedly worried him and he took a rope and proceeded to the house where his ill wife was.

He allegedly strangled the wife with the rope.
A report was made to the police leading to Ncube’s arrest.

Mr Mncedisi Dube represented the State.

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