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 23-Year-Old Man Murdered Wife Over Cheating Suspicions

 23-Year-Old Man Murdered Wife Over Cheating Suspicions

A 23-year-old man, Tafadzwa Siziba from Mudzi District allegedly murdered his wife, Martha Nyambaro, following cheating suspicions.

Confrontation and Confession

Upon discovering shoeprints at their bedroom door, Siziba’s suspicions were aroused, leading him to confront Nyambaro about a possible affair. Denying any wrongdoing initially, Nyambaro later confessed to the affair during a journey to Mudeto Village for a church service.

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Escalating Violence

Enraged by his wife’s confession, Siziba changed their course, opting to head towards the alleged lover’s residence. As they approached Nyamombe River, the situation turned violent. Siziba repeatedly whipped and assaulted Nyambaro, even as she carried their two-year-old son on her back.

“Nyambaro was carrying their son on her back as Siziba was assaulting her. She later took the boy from her back and placed him to the ground,” stated  Mr Bhosha. “As he continued assaulting her, the late Nyambaro fell to the ground and Siziba kicked her on the mouth. She lost one upper front tooth.”

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Tragic Outcome and Abandonment

Despite Nyambaro’s injuries, Siziba continued the assault until she fell to the ground, suffering a severe cut to the back of her head. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Siziba carried her lifeless body to Nyamombe River, leaving his son behind.

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Discovery of Evidence

Following a police report, investigators recovered Siziba’s bloodstained jacket and shoes at the crime scene, solidifying his connection to the brutal murder.

Legal Proceedings

Siziba appeared before Nyanga magistrate, Ms Notebulgar Muchineripi, facing murder charges as defined by Section 47 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, Chapter 9:23. While he was not required to enter a plea, Siziba was remanded in custody until October 22 and advised to seek bail from the High Court. The prosecution was led by Mr. Cuthbert Bhosha.


Resolving relationship disputes without violence is crucial to prevent tragedies like Siziba’s. There is a concerning increase in cases of husbands killing their wives due to infidelity rumors, as seen in a recent iHarare report of a Chinhoi man who committed a similar act and fled.