Man hacks wife’s lover to death


A man in Nkhatabay district on Sunday hacked to death his cheating wife’s lover after he found them in the couple’s house.

Public Relations Officer for Nkhatabay Police Ignatius Esau said the incident occurred at Kande and he identified the deceased as 37 year-old Simon Saka and his killer as Julius Phiri, 37.

The gist of the matter is that the suspect Phiri has two wives and reports were circulating around Kande area that the Saka was in a love affair with Phiri’s second wife.

On the night of 28, August 2016, the suspect ambushed his second wife’s house with the sole reason of catching the lover.

blood“At around 22:00 hours, he entered into his wife’s house where he found the wife together with Saka in the bedroom,” Esau.

The suspect who is currently on the run hacked the lover in the head with a panga knife and due to this Saka collapsed.

Saka was rushed to Chintheche Rural Health Centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

A postmortem that was conducted at the hospital revealed that death was due to head injury and severe loss of blood. The deceased hailed from Kaswaya village in the Traditional Authority (TA) Kafuzila in Nkhotakota district while the suspect comes from Kasoka village, T/A Fukamapiri, Nkhatabay district.

In a related development, a 23 year-old man identified as Jacob Mbewe died after he hanged himself to a tree in the same district.

According to the deceased’s elder brother James Mvula, on Sunday he received a call from the deceased to meet him at a nearby bush. At around 5pm, Mvula together with a friend went to the said bush only to find his brother hanging dead in a tree.

The matter was reported to police and in conjunction with medical personnel the police visited the scene of the incident where postmortem revealed that death was due to strangulation.

The deceased who did not leave any suicide note hailed from Tondole village, Traditional Authority Timbili in Nkhatabay district.

The incident comes barely three days after another young man Phillip Kasambara also committed suicide around Mpamba trading centre in the district.

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