Man takes own life after hacking his wife to death in Zambia


A FIFTY-year-old man of Lunte district in Northern Province has hanged himself after savegely axing his wife to death.

ZANIS reports that Stephen Mukupa and his 43-year old wife Racheal Musonda picked up a quarrel which degenerated into a physical fight yesterday morning.

In the heat of the moment, Mukupa grabbed an axe and ruthlessly blungeaoned his better half, killing her instantly.

Noticing his wife had died at his own hands, Mukupa went to a nearby maize field and hanged himself.

In confirming the death of the couple, Chief Chitoshi has expressed concern at the rate at which murder and suicide cases were increasing in his chiefdom.

Chief Chitoshi urged couples to resolve their differences peacefully instead of resorting to violence.


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Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:


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