Granny axes hubby over sex

GUTU - A grandmother here hacked her husband to death with an axe last week after he accused her of starving him of his conjugal rights.

Rosemary Chivhanganye, 52, appeared before Gutu magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini facing murder charges.

Chivhanganye is accused of fatally axing her husband Shandu Muzhanye after the two quarrelled on why she had denied him sex for almost three months.

It is the state case that on April 14, Muzhanye, who was allegedly drunk, arrived at his homestead in Musiiwa village under Chief Mukaro in the evening and confronted his wife.

It was further alleged that Muzhanye demanded to have sex with his wife in front of their 13-year-old daughter, accusing his wife of denying him sex.

The wife allegedly turned down her husband’s demand. After a heated argument, Muzhanye rushed into the house and grabbed an axe.

The wife attempted to run away from the kitchen hut but was blocked on the door by the charging husband. He allegedly attempted to strike his wife but she blocked the axe using her hands. She armed herself with an axe and hacked her husband on the head.

Muzhanye allegedly collapsed, bleeding profusely. He died on the spot.

A police report was made leading to the arrest of the granny.

The magistrate remanded her out of custody to June 2.

Agatha Gabriel appeared for the state.

Comments (12)

What a tragedy. I'm sorry to say so but the man had obviously taken leave of his senses. Surely, you cannot have sex in front of your 13 year old daughter. Children must never even suspect that their parents have sex with each other. What happened to the Zimbabwean manners. Did our manners expire with the expiry of the Zim dollar?

Sozzler Gwabalanda - 23 April 2014

But you can heck a person to death in front of a 13 year old, right? Kuzadza demno panhongonya chaipo ropa richiti tsaaaaa richizara nepa13 year old.

Track44 - 23 April 2014

AT 52 i dont think we can call that woman granny because she hasnt even reached the minimum retirement age of 55

dibango - 23 April 2014

Granny zvinoreva munhu anevazukuru mmhani iwe. One can be granny even at 40, indava kupusa kudai

Mbombi - 23 April 2014


cde chaperachapera - 23 April 2014

The court has to be very observant here,the mother and and the daughter might have ploted to hide the point of who took the axe first.The mother might be the one who ran and took the weapon to strike her husband and realising that she killed him she is trying to avoid sentencing.Investigate properly, I don't think this man was so naive to demand sex from his wife in the presence of his daughter.

Chemical Solution - 23 April 2014

An insane tragedy.

ndini uya uya - 24 April 2014

OkukaNkulunkulu kunzima akuzwisiseki bakith,i we will talk and condemn kodwa kuyazi yena uMdali.uJudas waye mele amthengise u Jesu wethu kodwa lanamhlanje loku simsola u Judas. Kumele kwenzakale.Banengi abantu engibaziyo ababesithi 'mina ngeke ngenze into enjalo' kodwa iminyaka emhlanu kumbe elitshumi iyedlule that same person has done that he or she said will never do or happen to them.God says my ways are not yours and my thoughts are not like for. thought.

mariyeti mpala - 24 April 2014

Varume, the story has been clearly woven to make the deceased the appear the guilty party! What is wrong with our media and judiciary? She is out... he is 6ft under. Woku Epas akadirwa boiling cooking oil. Ko vema men's rights muripi?

Don Wezhira - 24 April 2014

what an unfortunate and pathetic story.It was avoidable had more friendly options were sought.Sorry to both parties ,the accused and the deceased

arnold - 24 April 2014

Hindava muchinyepera vanhu kudai. Mapurisa batai munhu ataure chokwadi. Close relatives say that this is not the first time mukadzi uyu achitema murume wake. She has a nickname "vachipadza" from the previous incident on her husband. The woman has a previous conviction of axing her own brother. What a shame on today's courts, remanding a known violent murderer out of custody

Gutu boy - 24 April 2014

This report omitted the truth of the matter. Initially this so called granny reported that Shandu fell on a brick and hurt himself but now it is the issue of conjugal rights and the axe. You also reported that he was drunk and yet close friends can reveal that he was very sober on the day the incident happened. Shandu didnt die on the spot but died two weeks after the incident in Parirenyatwa hospital. Regai maresults epost mortem abude tigonzwa chokwadi not zve false reporting zviri kuitwa nekapepa aka. Ndosaka zvichinzi zvinhu zvenyu hazvina kubatanavo time time.

boys dzetonaz - 24 April 2014

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