The police authority in Malawi has apprehended a 27-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife after suspecting her of cheating on him.
The suspect, Mkwate Chimbizi, reportedly murdered his wife in the Ngabu area of Chikwawa, Malawi.
A statement credited to the South East Police Region spokesperson, Edward Kabango, allege that Chimbizi severed his wife’s breasts and private parts before beheading her.
The police officer’s statement made available in the public domain on Friday, June 9, 2023, said that Chimbizi suspected that his wife, Luwiza Leonard, 23, was having an extramarital affair.
Kabango said the suspect was arrested on Thursday, June 8, and led officers to a site where he buried the victim’s head, which had been found in a decomposed state.
The police spokesperson further alleged that Chimbizi threw his wife’s genitalia and breasts in a pit latrine. According to him, the couple had a heated argument which escalated into a fight.
The suspect then allegedly hit Luwiza on the head with a stone, killing her instantly. He then took a panga and cut off her head, breast and private parts.
Kabango said the incident occurred June 3, 2023, adding that a search for the victim’s body is underway.