Man deserts family for 25 years, returns & murders wife

Elisha Murimba (54) from Mutare who deserted his family 25 years ago with a girlfriend before recently returning, allegedly murdered his wife, Victoria Murimba (46) for seeing other men during his absence, by slitting her throat on Friday night, before disappearing.

Speaking to The Herald, Acting Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxson Chananda said Victoria’s body was found by their daughter at around 11 am on Saturday. Chananda appealed to anyone with information leading to Elisha’s arrest. Narrating the incident, Chananda said:

Our preliminary investigations showed that Victoria and Elisha retired to bed at around 8pm on Friday night. The couple’s daughter said her mother came to her bedroom around the same time and told her that she wanted to spend the night in the room with her. We are told that she later changed her mind and went back to the main bedroom where Elisha was sleeping. The following morning, the couple did not emerge from the bedroom until around 11am when the daughter decided to make a follow-up. When the daughter opened the door, she realised that her mother was still in bed. When she opened the blankets that is when she saw her body lying in a pool of blood. Her mother’s throat was slit open with an unknown object. She raised alarm and neighbours rushed to the scene. Their father had long vanished.

More: Herald

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Manicaland is a province which covers largely the eastern highlands and the south eastern plateau of Zimbabwe. Manicaland is one of Zimbabwe's ten administrative provinces. Mutare is the capital of Manicaland province. Read More About Manicaland

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