Barber on the run after stabbing wife to death


Shurugwi – Simbarashe Majasi, a Shurugwi barber is on the run after he allegedly stabbed his wife Audrey Chikoka (21) of Makusha to death who he accused of stealing his money.

The incident happened at the couple’s Makusha lodgings at around 7am yesterday.

It is the State case that at around 7am the deceased and her husband were asleep in their room. Also in the room were two children Denzil Magareta (6) and Deon Magareta aged (3).

Majasi accused the now deceased of stealing his money. A misunderstanding arose and Majasi picked a piece of wood and hit his wife with it at the back of the head, once on the right jaw and once above the left eye and she fell to the floor.

The Landlady, Sithembile Mpofu (48) heard the noise and knocked at the door to find out what was happening.

The accused unlocked the door and got out of the room, locked it from outside and told the landlady that he was proceeding to make a report against the now deceased. The landlord peeped through the window and saw the lifeless body of the deceased lying on the floor.

 A passerby kicked down the door and gained entry.  Chikoka was taken to Shurugwi District Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The accused is still at large.

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