Mutare man who killed wife after 25 years in the diaspora leaves 5-page suicide note titled “why it had to happen”

Elisha Murimba (54) the Mutare man who deserted his family 25-years ago only to return home to murder his wife before killing himself left a five-page suicide letter in which he expressed his bitterness. In the note, Murimba claims that he murdered his wife because she had cheated on him and had cheated him out of family businesses her had funded.  The letter is currently in the hands of the police.

Why it had to happen

If you were in my shoes, you would understand why I did this. Outside, Victoria mentions (sic) all the good things about me, but the relationship is devoid of love. She sleeps (sic) on the edge of the bed 99 percent of the nights. Any sexual activity is (sic) preceded by some heated exchange . . .

She’s up (sic) at 12am on WhatsApp. If I wake up (sic), she switches off the phone and if I enquire, she says it’s a client (sic). Some of the audios I accessed while talking to her close friends have been completely derogatory of me and my family. ‘Kushata here, mazi-knock-knees ano’. They speak in hushed tones with her sister, brother or close relatives/friends.

If you look around the house, the photos are for her relatives only. None of my relatives (sic). Even the neighbours testify to this. Occupancy always of the Muzwakas and the Murimbas come during funerals only (sic). This can’t continue.

Before and after going abroad, I had bought and continued to purchase things for my ‘supposed’ family. I bought her cars and paid for building materials, labour costs, etc. When the restaurant started (sic), likewise I purchased all the equipment, cattle, deep freezer, etc.

When this initial enterprise graduated (sic) to the wedding decor, the tents, etc, were paid for by me. When the fourth tent was bought during our long discussion, she assured me that these things were for our family business. When funds were required for developing the Ridgeview Gardens, again, I paid the costs of grading the grounds and the access roads. Two boreholes were sunk with unpleasant outcomes. Despite her assurances, she registered the enterprise in her name.

“Today (sic) and to date, she has flatly refused to co-own the existing business. The business is run between her and her sister’s daughter (sic). Any enquiries regarding the business setting invites very coarse language (sic). Her brother in Harare, Abel, I bought him (sic) his business equipment, but today they treat me like a crazed lunatic (sic). Well, a craze one I become tonight (sic).

I can see the vultures circling for my death (sic). Yes, I will die, but on my terms. I was willing to forgive her for whatever past (sic), but to have her run off to sex (sic) another man or woman – I just can’t stomach that. She has refused to let go her dark side associations (sic) and these have become her advisors. I won’t be tortured as happened (sic) in the past many years.

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