Man hangs himself after killing wife and stepson

Lovemore Gwatipedza of Chivi allegedly hanged himself after butchering his wife and stepson, after a quarrel over infidelity escalated. Gwatipedza accused his wife of having affairs with multiple partners and in a suspected fit of rage, he used an axe and a knife to kill his wife Kudzai Matsa and his stepson Partson Manhungiri. The incident happened on Saturday night. The ages of the deceased are yet to be released.

Acting Masvingo police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dehwa confirmed the incident and said

We’ve received a case of double murder and sudden death by hanging which occurred on Saturday in Chivi. The bodies of the three were taken to Chivi Hospital mortuary for post-mortem
There was a sign that Gwatipedza could have forced a nail into his neck as it was stuck into his flesh. We also found a blood stained axe and knife in the room. These could have been the weapons Gwatipedza used to kill his stepson and wife before he hanged himself. Gwatipedza had a deep cut on the neck, so were Matsa and Partson,

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