Gift Saungweme, 40, of Zimbabwe, died after being pushed out of a fourth-floor window at the Matida Hostel in Sakubva.
Tawanda Chirenje, 25, allegedly caught Saungweme in a compromising position with his estranged wife, Phillipa Dariyani, also 25. Chirenje allegedly assaulted Dariyani with the flat side of a machete before turning on Saungweme, resulting in a fight that resulted in him falling from the fourth-floor window.
The victim’s friends and Dariyani, a prostitute, revealed that the married woman had offered her services to Saungweme. Chirenje caught them red-handed during this time.
According to Shallon Maisera, whose apartment the two lovebirds were discovered in,
“I was taken aback when I discovered Chirenje inside my apartment with the lovebirds. Dariyani sobbed and begged Chirenje to forgive her. I tried to stop him, but he shoved me outside and locked the door.”
She went on to say that Dariyani was macheted all over her body. Memory Chaipa, Dariyani’s friend, stated that the relationship between Chirenje and Dariyani was strained due to his violent nature.
“Because Chirenje is careless and violent, Dariyani joined us in s3x work. She wanted to care for her five children, but Chirenje didn’t understand. He has one child with her but does not care for him.”
Chirenje, who went missing shortly after Saungweme’s fall from the building, is now being sought. Manicaland provincial police spokesperson Inspector Nobert Muzondo stated that the incident is being investigated as a murder.
“As cops, we urge people not to take the law into their own hands and to avoid using violence when such situations arise.”
According to eyewitnesses, the Saungweme family was also present at the scene to perform rituals. Saungweme’s mother allegedly directed her late son to exact vengeance on those responsible for his death. She gathered some blood-stained soil from where he had fallen and performed some rituals. Residents were terrified by the mother’s behavior, and she threatened to make the entire Matida Hostel uninhabitable due to her son’s ghost.