Man commits suicide after killing wife and three kids

Man commits suicide after killing wife and three kids

Man commits suicide after killing wife and three kids.

In a shocking occurrence, Edward Chirombe, a Nyanga man, is accused of killing his wife and three children—ages 8, 12, and 14—in cold blood before hanging himself.

The bodies were discovered by villagers from Mugomba Village who then notified the police.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, a police spokesperson, confirmed the occurrence and said that investigations were ongoing to determine the circumstances and the reason for the heinous act.

Police have not yet determined exactly when the incident occurred.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating circumstances surrounding a heinous murder case in which Edward Chirombe (43) is suspected to have attacked to death, his wife Joyce Mashenu (40), two daughters aged 8 and 14, and son (12), before committing suicide, at a homestead at Ngavaseke Mugomba Village, Nyanga on an unknown date.

“The bodies of the victims were found by the police on 06th January 2023 after the police had received information that there were dead bodies lying in the hut and flat roofed bedroom, which were all locked from the outside with padlocks.

“The police broke the padlocks to gain entry into the hut and bedroom where the bodies of the victims were found with multiple deep cuts on the head,” Nyathi said in a statement.

While the children’s bodies were discovered in the hut, Chirombe’s wife’s body was discovered lying on the bed in the couple’s bedroom soaked in blood.

Chirombe’s body was reportedly discovered hanging from a tree in the garden around 800 meters from the homestead, according to Nyathi.

“Investigations are in progress to ascertain the motive behind the callous murder,” said the police spokesperson while urging the public not to resort to violence in resolving domestic disputes.

The incident spotlights on the horrors of domestic violence in the country which has seen many cases of family murder.

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