A bigamist from Binga allegedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous liquid over his second wife’s adultery.
Aleck Muleya (31) of Siamulaba Village under Chief Siachilaba in the Simatelele area allegedly died in his mother’s maize field on Wednesday last week.
Muleya had confronted the second wife Ms Perfect Munkuli about the alleged extramarital affair she was having with an unnamed man and left his homestead at night without telling anyone where he was going before his body was found in the morning.
Matabeleland North police spokesperson Inspector Glory Banda said he was aware of the incident but could not give details as he had not received the report.
A police source closer to the investigations said Muleya was married to Ms Selina Mudenda and Ms Munkuli, the second wife.
The source said on Wednesday last week at about 8 pm, Muleya and his first wife Ms Mudenda were in their bedroom hut when he told her that his second wife was having an extramarital affair. Added the source:
_After some minutes Muleya went to the second wife’s bedroom hut to discuss the issue with her. He returned to Ms Mudenda’s bedroom hut after about 20 minutes and was crying and did not say a word to her._
Muleya reportedly spent about 30 minutes weeping in the presence of his first wife before he got out of the hut and locked her inside and departed.
The following morning, Ms Munkuli went to Ms Mudenda’s bedroom hut and unlocked the door for her at around 6 am and was told how their husband left the bedroom hut the previous night.
A search party was made and Muleya’s lifeless body was found lying in a maize field near the homestead of Ms Joritha Mudimba, his mother.
The police attended the scene and recovered a 500ml bottle with a colourless liquid suspected to be a poisonous substance that Muleya consumed.
The body was carried to Binga District Hospital awaiting postmortem.