RUSAPE - Lameck Manyanga (38) of Mandindi Village under Chief Makoni last week appeared before Rusape senior magistrate Shane Kubonera facing charges of murdering his wife Tendai Mafuranyuri in December of 2014.
Manyanga was not asked to plead but was remanded in custody to October 18, 2017.
It is the State's case that on December 8, 2014, Manyanga had a misunderstanding with his wife Mafuranyuri who had refused him sexual intercourse.
Manyanga then struck Mafuranyuri with a hoe on the neck and she died on the spot. Realising that he had killed his wife, Manyanga then wrote a suicide note claiming he was going to kill himself.
He then set the hut on fire with the deceased's body inside. The remains of the charred body was discovered the following day and a post mortem was done leading to the conclusion that Mafuranyuri was murdered.
The police then launched a man hunt for Manyanga who had left the suicide note but never found his body. Manyanga has been running from the law since 2014 until now when the police received a tip off from someone about the whereabouts of Manyanga.
He was arrested on October 3, 2017.local