Husband axes wife, commits suicide

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-A 21 year- old- woman is battling for
her life in Mazabuka General Hospital after she was allegedly hacked with an axe several times on her body by her husband who later committed suicide.

ZANIS reports that Yvonne Mubiana of Namembo village in Chief Nalwama in Chikanta district was
severely hacked by her husband Brywell Hangoma, 22, of the same area.

Southern Province Police Commissioner Mary Chikwanda explained that
the couple are believed to have had a marital dispute which led to them
start fighting.

She confirmed the development to journalists in Choma yesterday
saying the incident occurred  on January 19, 2015 around 23:00 hours.

Ms Chikwanda said the surviving victim reported the matter to police
of unlawful wounding with the use of an axe on the body by her

She further stated that upon noticing that he had severely wounded his
wife and rendered her unconscious, Mr Hangoma disappeared from his home
but was later discovered dead.

She added that he was found hanging to a tree a few meters away from
his home and that police rushed the to the village and retrieved the
body which had a string tied around his neck to a tree.

Ms Chikwanda has since advised couples to always find amicable ways of
resolving marital differences and that there are many institutions
where couples could seek guidance without resorting to harming each