A jealous Zimbabwean man who strangled his wife before hanging himself with a wire left investigators a suicide note blaming the double homicide on her infidelity, police said.
Alfred Mapheka (34) of the Chapfuche area under Chief Sitaudze in Beitbridge feared his wife, Patricia Chabwani, (25), was seeing another man he identified only as “Moyo who lives in Mwenezi”.
Police believe Mapheka strangled his wife following a row over her alleged infidelity shortly after 11pm on 15 November.
“Mapheka then hanged himself using a piece of wire. He was found hanging from a tree about 100m away from their homestead”, said Matabeleland South police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Christopher Ngwenya.
He said investigations had revealed that the two had a “history of domestic disputes over allegations of Chabwani’s infidelity”.