A man from Inyathi axed his wife to death on December 24 after a long marital dispute. The man, identified as Vincent Ndlovu entered a hut during the night where his ex-wife, Hlengiwe Moyo, aged 26, and their kids were asleep.
Ndlovu was not formally charged with murder when he appeared before Inyathi magistrate Collen Charuma during this past week. The magistrate remanded him in custody to January 9. While introducing Ndlovu’s offence in court, the prosecutor said
On December 24, the accused proceeded to the now deceased’s place of residence and found her and the kids sleeping. He forcibly entered the door and while inside, switched on a torch.
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After spotting where his ex-wife was sleeping, the accused suddenly struck her with an axe once on the head.
The court heard that the couple’s 11-year-old daughter ran out of the house and alerted neighbours. The neighbours the effected a citizen’s arrest on Ndlovu and handed him over to the police.