The family of a Masvingo woman has agreed to pay a 23 cattle to their in-laws as compensation after their relative allegedly killed her husband. Mavis Madenga (33) has already confessed that she killed her husband Joseph Marisa (40) on Saturday around 3AM. After killing her husband by striking him with an axe, Mavis set fire to the hut and burnt Marisa’s body beyond recognition. According to Madenga, she killed her husband because of his indifference to her after he had caught her cheating. She allegedly said:
He should have at least shouted at me.
Her relatives have already paid 13 cattle out of the agreed 23, with the remaining 10 to be paid within 3 months.
Mavis’s uncle and village head Mr Simon Madenga (56) said:
Our son-in-law was a nice, polite person and out of our eight sons-in-law, Marisa was the best. Our daughter is an adulterous woman and she is responsible for Marisa’s death hence we are paying 23 beasts as compensation