An enraged 88-year-old Mutoko woman last week struck her 99-year-old husband who later died due to the injury he sustained during the attack after he refused to help her with household chores, ZTN reports.
99 year old Saidi Daiton was struck by bricks by Enesia Chivhinge after he reportedly refused to help her carry some cowpeas from their field. The incident occurred at Tamuka village in Mutoko on Thursday.
The Incident was confirmed by Mashonaland East Provincial Spokesperson Tendai Mwanza who said:
Police in Mutoko have arrested an 88-year-old woman after she allegedly hit her 99 year old husband with some pieces of bricks leading to his death a few days later.
The two reportedly had a misunderstanding after the now deceased allegedly refused to help the accused to ferry cow peas from their field to their home.
This is believed to have not gone down well with the accused who allegedly picked up some farm brick pieces and struck Saidi Daiton several times on the left hand and both legs.
An informant Tafadzwa Chivhinge told the police that when he got home that day, the now-deceased told him he had been attacked by his wife and Chivhinde after inspecting his injuries told him to seek medical attention. Dalton’s condition is said to have deteriorated 2 days later and when he was rushed to a nearby clinic he was pronounced dead on arrival according to Inspector Mwanza:
The informant hired a motor vehicle to ferry him to Nzira Clinic but Saidi Daiton unfortunately passed away on the way at around 1800 hours. The informant made a report at ZRP Mutoko on 21 March 2021 at around 0700 hours leading the police to attend. The accused was arrested and detained at ZRP Mutoko.
The body was ferried to Murewa Hospital Mortuary for a post-mortem. It is saddening to note that the couple got involved in domestic violence at such ages. People should understand the need to maintain peace with each other even in times of misunderstandings.