14 November 2017 :
A Binga man who chopped off his wife’s head and hid it in a cardboard box following domestic dispute, was sentenced to death.
Wonder Munsaka (32) of Zenka Village under Chief Siabuwa was convicted of murder with actual intent by Bulawayo High Court Justice Nokuthula Moyo on circuit in Hwange.
Wonder axed his wife of 10 years, Fortunate Mutale (23), on the forehead, right palm and finger before chopping off the head in October 2014.
Justice Moyo said Wonder deserved capital punishment, saying the murder was committed in aggravating circumstances as it was accompanied by physical torture and mutilation.
“The accused is accordingly sentenced to death by hanging,” ruled the judge.
In his defence through his pro deo lawyer, Mr Knowledge Dingani of Mlweli Ndlovu and Associates, Wonder said his wife engaged in extra marital affairs and denied him conjugal rights which resulted in the fight.