‘Barika’ – Maiguru Helps Hubby Murder Mainini
The police are on a manhunt for a 40- year-old man who allegedly conspired with his first wife to kill his second wife before they both dumped her body in a disused mine shaft.
The body was retrieved following a search. Omen Mabhena and his wife Elizabeth Chidzanga of Virginia Valley Farm compound in Gweru allegedly murdered Ms Dorcas Edith Moyo after a domestic dispute. The couple fled and are on the run from justice.
Midlands police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende could neither confirm nor deny the incident.
However sources said Mabhena had a dispute with his second wife Ms Moyo on April 22.
“On Sunday around 7PM Mabhena was quarrelling with Moyo accusing her of infidelity. They were heard by their neighbour Mr Thomas Zimba who soon left for work,” said a source.
“From April 22 to 24 Zimba did not see Moyo around the compound and he became suspicious. On the same day at around 1PM, Mr Zimba saw Mabhena and Chidzanga preparing for a journey which further raised his suspicions. He asked Mabhena about Moyo’s whereabouts and he never gave a satisfactory answer.”
Another source said around 7PM, Mr Zimba informed another neighbour Mr Twoboy Nemagonde about his suspicions before the two proceeded to the police to make a report.
“On April 25, Mr Zimba discovered that Mabhena and his first wife had fled from the compound. On the same day, police mobilised a search party and Moyo’s body was discovered in a disused mine shaft,” said the source.
The body was found decomposing and police have launched a manhunt for the two suspects.