Wife charged with murder for stabbing husband to death

Malawi Police in Bangwe, Blantyre have arrested a 27-year-old woman on suspicion that she killed her husband by stabbing him in the abdomen with a knife.

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Limbe Police Station Deputy Public relations Officer, Widson Nhlane said  on Thursday that the suspect, Ethel Harry stabbed her husband, Charles Malizani aged 27 on December 29, 2019 after a marital misunderstanding.

“According to the deceased’s uncle, Smart George, on December 29, 2019, Malizani picked a quarrel with his wife over family issues which ended into a fight,” Nhlane said. “In the process, the wife stabbed her husband with a knife in the stomach and he immediately collapsed.”

Nhlane said Malizani was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and later died on January 8, 2020.

“Post-mortem was conducted and cause of death was internal bleeding due to stab wound,” he added.

The suspect who comes from Makwiza Village in Traditional Authority Makhuwira in Chikwawa district, will appear before court to answer murder charges which contravenes Section 209 of the Penal Code.

Meanwhile, police is appealing to family members to report their problems to marriage counsellors or police for a possible solution other than resorting to fighting.

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Opportunist
Opportunist
10 months ago

If it could be the opposite it could have been gender based violence

Joni
Joni
10 months ago

Ndichiyaninso a Mang’anja………ukali wamtundu wanji umenewu……..umva mabungwe a a zimayi kuti amaziteteza…..anakakhala kuti ndimzimayi wabayidwa koma eeeeish!!

Mpeusa Mphonda
Mpeusa Mphonda
10 months ago

Is She Sabina Harry

Machendekhwepe
Machendekhwepe
10 months ago
Reply to  Mpeusa Mphonda

Akuti Ethel Harry. Sabina akuchokera kuti kapena ndi mzako mukudziwana

Mpeusa Mphonda
Mpeusa Mphonda
10 months ago
Reply to  Machendekhwepe

I know Sabina Harry who hails from same village in Chikwawa. So I wanted to know if the suspect is related to Sabina

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