A man identified as Thabani Mpofu, is currently on the run, after he allegedly sjamboked his wife to death when he discovered text messages in her phone and suspected she was having an affair.
According to a report by The Chronicle, the suspect from Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park suburb of Zimbabwe, had a fight with his late wife Thembelani Ndlovu on Wednesday night after he questioned her about a text message that he suspected was from her lover.
He allegedly left his wife’s body covered with a blanket, as if she was sleeping.
While speaking to a correspondent, a family spokesperson, Ms Sithembinkosi Ncube said Mpofu went berserk after reading the message that came into his wife’s phone as he was using it.
“Yindaba ungaphenduli iphone? (Why are you not answering your phone?)” read the message.
“Mpofu demanded an explanation and accused his wife of having an affair. She denied the allegations,” said Ms Ncube.
“He went to his sister with the phone and texted the person who had sent the message pretending to be Ms Ndlovu and arranged to meet the person at his house.”
She said the man who sent the text showed up around 9PM. He saw Mpofu and fled.
“Mpofu pursued him but failed to catch him. He returned carrying the man’s shoe. Mpofu was livid. He mercilessly whipped his wife. I woke up and tried to call the neighbours,” said Ms Ncube
The neighbours, Ms Ncube said, were afraid to intervene as Mpofu continued to beat his wife.
“I rushed to my uncle who lives in the same suburb but we could not locate Mpofu and MaNdlovu. Mpofu, we later found out, had dragged his wife into a nearby bush where he continued beating her. I went to sleep over at our uncle’s house,” narrated Ms Ncube.
She said she returned with her uncle to the house yesterday morning, and found Ms Ndlovu lying dead on a mat on the floor, adding that they tried to wake her up and realised she was dead.
“There was a dish filled with water, a bucket and a fire was lit by her bedside, showing that Mpofu may have tried to render first aid or perform a ritual before he fled from the scene,” she added.
“Her body was badly bruised and swollen. She is light in complexion. She had black, green and purple welts where he had lashed her with the sjambok. She must have endured a lot of pain.”
Ms Ncube said the family hoped police would arrest Mpofu soon as she feared he could come after her.
Bulawayo Police spokesperson, Inspector Precious Simango said police were investigating the murder.
“I can confirm that a female was found dead in Cowdray Park suburb, after a fight with her husband and investigations are underway,” said Insp Simango.
She advised members of the public to desist from resorting to violence to solve arguments.
“People should seek mediation from trusted third parties like family or church elders. They can also approach the police victim friendly unit for help to reach an amicable solution rather than resorting to violence,” she said.
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Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.
Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.
However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.
Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.
See his tweet below:
The poor refused to wait for the Government to lift them out of poverty ‘in ten years’ and they went lifting bags of palliatives.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 25, 2020
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The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:
“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”
A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.
See tweets below:
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His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.
Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.
A user identified as Tolani tweeted:
“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”
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