Police in Rumphi have launched a manhunt for Mapopa Chirambo for allegedly killing his wife at Vongo in Mzimba North.

Rumphi Police Deputy PRO Sergeant, Tupeliwe Kabwilo told the press that it is alleged that on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, the suspect quarrelled with his wife over bricks that he sold against his wife’s wish.

“We gather that in the ensuing argument over the matter, Mapopa took an axe and two wooden sticks and assaulted his wife, targeting her head, in the presence of their children. When the children cried for their mother, the community members rushed to the house and found the victim unconscious in a pool of blood,” said Sergeant Kabwilo.

The post-mortem conducted by the medical team in the district has confirmed that the death was due to severe head injuries.

The deceased has been identified as Mleza Ndhlovu aged 33 of Katandula village in TA Jalavikuba in Mzimba district.


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