BINGA – A Zimbabwean man was arrested and sentenced t death after he chopped off his wife’s head and hid it in the cardboard box the day after.
Wonder Munsaka (32), a Binga man from Zenka Village was convicted of murder with actual intent by Bulawayo High Court Justice Nokuthula Moyo on circuit in Hwange.
The death sentence has recently been brought back by President Robert Mugabe, after the statistics of murders has risen dramatically since the last death sentence ten years ago.
Munsaka is the first man to receive the sentence since it had made it return. Wonder axed his wife of 10 years, fortunate Mutale (23), on the forehead, right palm and finger before chopping her head off in October 2014.
“The murder was committed in a callous manner, the accused chopped his wife’s head several times. He mercilessly chopped off the deceased’s head and this is a callous murder committed for no apparent reason.
Even animals do not behave in the manner the accused did and certainly his conduct is deplorable,” said the judge.
The court stated that Wonder deserved capital punishment, saying the murder he committed was under aggravating circumstances as it was accompanied by physical torture and mutilation.
Psychiatrist who examined Wonder concluded that he was mentally stable and he acted in the heat with the murder.