In an unfortunate incident, a man named Stanley Mahachi (22) has been apprehended by the police for allegedly killing his wife, Dadirai Mudarikwa (39), by striking her on the head with a spade.

The incident took place on January 25, 2024, at a residence in Zvishavane. Mahachi was arrested on January 30, 2024, at his mother’s homestead in Mawarire Village, Mwenezi, Masvingo.

The arrest was confirmed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in a statement. According to the statement, the suspect, Stanley Mahachi, had been sought in connection with the murder case. The tragic incident occurred following a misunderstanding between Mahachi and his wife over an undisclosed issue. It is alleged that during the altercation, Mahachi resorted to violence, striking his wife with a spade, resulting in her untimely death.

“ZRP confirms the arrest of Stanley Mahachi (22) who was being sought in connection with a case of murder which occurred at a house in Zvishavane on 25/01/24 in which the suspect struck his wife, Dadirai Mudarikwa (39), with a spade on the head following a misunderstanding over an undisclosed issue. The suspect was arrested at his mother’s homestead in Mawarire Village, Mwenezi, Masvingo on 30/01/24,” reads the statement.