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Injiva jailed for killing man he found on his matrimonial bed


By Mashudu Netsianda

A Masvingo man who killed his wife’s boyfriend after he found him lying on their matrimonial bed in their rented single room in Beitbridge’s Dulivhadzimu suburb, was yesterday sentenced to 20 years in jail.

File picture of Injiva coming back to Zimbabwe from South Africa
File picture of Injiva coming back to Zimbabwe from South Africa

The man who was working in South Africa, had allegedly abandoned his family and suddenly resurfaced after his wife had moved on.

Clever Dhambara (39) of Nyikavanhu area fatally struck Onisimo Mudzipurwa (31) using a broken piece of a mirror on the collarbone after he found him in his bedroom wearing a pair of jogger shorts.

Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Nicholas Mathonsi convicted Dhambara of murder with constructive intent.

In his judgment, Justice Mathonsi ruled that Dhambara was the aggressor who attacked a hapless victim who was not armed.

Justice Mathonsi said Dhambara was driven by jealous to commit the offence after his wife had moved on.

“This is a man who was smitten by spikes of mortal passion who during an episode of envy and jealous took leave of his senses and vented his anger on a hapless man who had won the heart of a woman the accused regarded as his,” said the judge.

Justice Mathonsi said Dhambara belonged to a class of men who believed that a woman is a piece of chattel.

“The accused appears to belong to that class of men who believe that a woman is a piece of chattel to be owned, possessed, kept and abandoned at will by a man. These people who believe that it is their birth-right to do as they please to a woman and not allow her to terminate their relationship and move on.

“We live in a society where people are free to engage and disengage as they please because it is their constitutional right to do so,” he said.

Justice Mathonsi said the courts have the duty to uphold the sanctity of human life through passing deterrent sentences.

“It is the duty of the courts to protect the women and those that they choose to associate with. This is a crime of passion by a man who could not stomach losing his wife to someone else who was able to look after her, a feat which accused person dismally failed to perform.

“These courts have a duty to uphold the sanctity of human life through imposing a sentence that underscores that fact, and accordingly you are hereby sentenced to 20 years imprisonment,” ruled the judge.

Prosecuting, Mr Trust Muduma said on December 23 in 2015 at around 8PM, Mudzipurwa went to his girlfriend who is Dhambara’s wife, Ms Chipo Mushonga’s workplace at a sports bar in Dulivhadzimu.

He requested for keys to Ms Mushonga’ room but his girlfriend told him that she had left the keys at her sister’s place.

The court heard that Mudzipurwa went to Ms Mushonga’s rented house and gained entry into her bedroom through an open window.

“On the same day at around 9.30PM, the accused person who had already collected the keys to their room from his sister- in- law proceeded to the house,” said Mr Muduma.

On arrival, Dhambara met his wife in the corridor just as she walked in from work.

The accused person unlocked the door and found Mudzipurwa lying on their matrimonial bed.

Dhambara confronted his wife before assaulting her and she fled to her sister’s house with the accused pursuing her.

Dhambara’s sister- in- law, Ms Tadirai Mushonga intervened and restrained him from further assaulting his wife.

“When Dhambara returned home, he found Mudzipurwa still lying on the bed and he confronted him and the two exchanged harsh words,” said Mr Muduma.

The altercation degenerated into a fight during which Dhambara picked a broken piece of a mirror that was lying on a kitchen cabinet and stabbed Mudzipurwa once on the right collarbone.

Mudzipurwa bolted out of the room with blood gushing out of the wound and he collapsed a few metres away from the crime scene.

A female motorist saw Mudzipurwa lying by the roadside and she rushed him to a police station before taking him to Beitbridge District Hospital where he died an hour later.

A report was made to the police leading to the arrest of Dhambara at his friend’s house where he was hiding. In mitigation through his lawyer, Mr Vezokuhle Ndlovu of Mlweli Ndlovu and Associates, Dhambara pleaded for leniency, saying he was willing to reform if given a chance so that he takes care of his two minor children.The Chronicle

  • fast tracked kkk

    • Nelia

      When you are marrying you have to marry CHARACTER not the physical anatomy of the girl. True womanhood character will ensure that she will not cheat on you and you too you wont cheat on her

  • fast tracked kkk

  • Hah anobuda uyo….hapedze ten years ariko

  • Now he is going to be someone’s wife in jail while his wife continues with her own life dating other men and even getting married to someone else and having kids. 20 years of his life down the drain. Was it really worth it?

    • the landy shz e makgosha shi cant Even gat married she will joling mo guyz.

    • The man too stupid! Lets hope the jail will remove stupidity from his heard. nxaaa.

    • Robert Mapiye Unfortunately you dont live for more than 5 years after leaving a Zimbabwean jail after spending more than 15 years in there. The conditions are just terrible with disease, hunger and violence.

  • Wonorohwa manure nema bouncers emujeri should have moved on so many beautiful ladies looking for marriage.

  • Going in jail for a wife

  • um ko dai akangonyarara zvake murume uyu, zvemahure angazvingonere , izvezvi atozvipinza busy. Ndosaka zvakanzi kunyarara kunokuda kuhwereketa.

  • He should have killed them together

  • People people people.why marrying?last week i read about a man who gave her wife “thorough hiding” after he caught her red handed.there is no more marriage.cheats are always everywhere.if you ever ever think of trusting anyone then you are dump more than you look.look now maybe he is in early 30’s gonna spent 20 years in jail.why?because of someone he met 3 or 4 years ago? Marrying isnt the only way that makes you have kids

  • Idiot .the same youth am tellin to change .u cnt stay far from your wife esp thus winter and u expect her to be alone

  • Chawagona hapana eish 20yrs

  • Why can’t just dump her, 20 years in prison for the sake of wife

  • If you have decided to kill the bf, jus make sure you also kill the bitch then commit suicide. Else jus leave her and find someone. After finding someone, then faka runyoka,.

  • Yah unmarried man is a free man

  • that’s too short

  • In Zim if you steal 3 cows it come to 24 years in jail yet this man killed one person and gets 20 years. The math does not add up

  • if kuyimi bengiyopha i bf umfazi ngiqubeke ngempilo not ukubulala umuntu

  • That’s unfair,the killer wasn’t wrong there,u were suppose to sentence the one killed for disrepecting someone’s marriage.

    • Maybe he wasn’t aware that the woman is married!! If there is anybody disrespecting marriage here it’s the woman!!!

  • I love the Headline of this story😁

    Seems to suggest the “Man killed him because he was lying on his “matrimonial bed”- like he would not have killed him if he found him elsewhere with his wife instead😏.

    Sadly the judgement gives us the following perceptive.
    1. It’s ok to cheat
    2. If you take action even killing someone for invading your heart, you get sentenced for 20 years of jail term.

    Am old school fellas. And I can tell you this guy did not make a mistake in killing the thief. He knew exactly what he was doing. Sentencing him to 20 years in Jail doesn’t affect him at all because his soul is already in hell!!

    Just that he forgot the bitch also!!!

  • inga Jobhe yacho zvimoko ikatakata wani

  • Pakaipa, ini I hate nd hate nd hate more a person who ACT under Anger zvino wakaitei. Tsveeee kusiya munhu worarama hako neuyo azouya wapihwa namwari

    • Wakambosvirirwa babe here?

    • Ehe

    • Saka wozviuraya here

    • don’t just comment for the sake of likes.

    • Saka ndorambidzwa here wy do you let yor emotions rule u. Wakamutora akadaro, pawakamutorera ndipo paanodzokera

    • Iwe

    • My friend even when people fight they jus end up hunting each other but its never an intention. So don’t think you can be smart on such issues

    • Pakuti matrimonial yes panorwadza bt dats nt de end wamai

    • my friend u’ve never been agrieved -i dont condone violence bt thats a flash of madness that can even happen to u -sentencing too harsh -at least 10yrs to punish the killing act but he was agrieved

    • Zvose hapana zviri kurambwa handiye chete tis thing of killing lovers z on dy 2 dy lyf

    • Richy zvaunotaura izvo hazvisati zvaitika kweuri ho~ho~hoo.unosvika mu room mukadzi wako achichemerera more than what she did when you on top of her.and some nigga sweating busy riding her like there is no tomorrow.unonyepa iwe.anyone with average mindset anoshandisa chombo chiri pedyo naye to strike chiriporipotyo.

    • Even mu bible zvirimo. If u wanna see a mans anger touch his wife no matter how Tyne he might be

    • Potoda nyasha apa

    • Bt still at the end unongoti dai ndisina kuzviita

    • Kkkkkkk generation yedu iyi tiri munhamo.kana zvikaramba zvakadai andiroori.or kuroora asiri mu zimbo.rooranai vematongo haichashandi

    • I thnk mutongo wazonyanya kukura nemhaka yekuti murume uyu akambenge asiyaka mai mwana ava kwenguva yakareba .saka chikomba chisina kuvhunduka ka pakauya murume uyu nekuti chaiziva kuti vakasiyana kwenguva refu.murume uyu akangotadza hake kuzvidzora asi chokwadi ndechekuti mukadzi akange asisamude.chikomba chakange chakarara mumba machaibhadhara rent ………..

    • Mutongo uri raiti chaizvo. Kuitira kuti vose vari muwanano vazive kuzvidzora.

    • Mutongo uri raiti chaizvo. Kuitira kuti vose vari muwanano vazive kuzvidzora.

    • Richard Mudzudzu ukazviitirwa unotoona kuti Jail ririnani than real world becoz mind yako inenge yatofa…kutofa kwakatoita mbavha i was a relief to the guy nyangwe kunopika jeri racho ahatomborwadziwa than pain yaakaiswa….I dont think the woman will live with peace anotori disturbed nayewo…mazino

    • Manje babie anosara achitodyiwa,rough iwe uri,zandomu chawagona hapana hi have worsened the situation,

  • I still don’t get it. This couple was still married !

    So it was ok for her to house a man in her matrimonial bed? And even after the altercation , the deceased still stayed put like he owned the house?

    I think he wanted to die . The offender only obliged!

  • no woman no cry

  • ma pic e nehanda ma1. ko kusaisa pic.

  • You’ve killed your fellow human being over the contraventio scenario and you’re jailed for 20 years are sure your wife will wait for you until you’re released or she’ll remarry to another man..? Your work is in vain

  • he shd HV killed his wife instead cz many men HV fucked her. he would HV gotten lighter sentence.

  • Saka pic iro riri kutii

  • Ndoo saka mahure akuwanda munyika vakadzi chaivo hakuchina

  • Really?

  • But why all those years

  • whatever decision u take wen u are angry is a wrong decision, if u find yo woman in bed with other men just thank the lord for showing it to u coz many are doing it but are never caught.

  • Shame

  • BT botse botse mutemo hausi fair y 20 yrs pamunhu tadzirwa xem neidzo hasha dzooda kudzorwa zvaive nani akasiya hure iro rakenda kumba kwaro wotsvaga hako umwe

  • That issue need more of attention bcz each and everyday i read abt these stories. People commit suicide and some became murderers because of some people invaded their territory… The pain part of it the hazband paid lobola. So how can a huzband be calm when he saw his Honey that is Mai vevana having sexy in their matrimonial bedroom.. PANOROHWA VANHU. BUT THE SENCENCE IYO AAH IT TOO MUCH COZ. GOVERNMENT PLIS HAPANGASUNGWI MUURAYI CHETE KO MUKADZI NE BOY FREND VANOSARIREI. NDIWO WAKONZERESA NGAVA BATWEWO

  • Chawagona hapana

  • And what about the wife,her fate

  • Sharia law would have set the man free.

  • Unenge uchishanda nesimba usingarari mumba uchitenga midziyo yako apa midziyo yacho ichito sakadzwa nezvikomba eysh ,its so painful

  • That’s good why killing instead of walking away from that relationship

  • Yes its painful but kungosiya zvakadero wotanga new life kuri good coz chero ukauraya bf anongoendazve kune vamwe coz nyika izere kuhurirwa is not e end of life be smart don’t try this at home .

  • It’s unfair why 20 years instead 2 years why the woman bringing a man in there house

  • Whatever happened to murder with constructive intent? The man was provoked

  • unfair but
    sorry
    though life lost

  • Chawagona hapana jeri reku Bindura
    Wanyengerwa mukadzi apa wopihwa 20 years in jail by the time you come out your life is a mess already.
    Yes it’s painful but that’s not the right way to deal with such issues.
    Now you got blood on your hands and does that justify all your precious life.
    Leave the bitch alone and find another wife who is loyal or just beat the hell out of the two without killing any of them havano mhan’ara ku mapurisa ne kunyarara

  • A cheating wife having sex on my matrimonial bed and expect me just to walk away? ??? Yoooo you can damn control yourself.

  • Life is so unfair. Cheating wife is left free while she is the one who caused the death of her boyfriend. In my opinion they should both be charged with the same sentence. In such conditions controlling one’s emotions is very difficult, imagine investing in a future with your wife and she generously donates to some dude, eish……….!!! Panorowa munhu

    • I think the wife should have got a sentence zveshuwa. She is the main cause of this whole scenario

    • Hahah sentence for wat kkkk….u men do it a lot

  • So whats the use of marrying if the law allows destroyers? The world is upside down

    • Did you read the link?? He had damped her long back & she had moved on!!

  • Ndo mhepo dzekuzvipa idzi kuuraya munhu nekuda kwe mukdzi ko ndiye gotwe renyika manje chaakagona cchiii 20 yrs ma 1

  • ko kungosiyana naye vakadzi vakazara nyika yose

  • Rulling unfair

  • Uludubo umthetho lawo,wayeqefa kwenzani lowo phezu kombheda,ekhathele leqolo selibuhlungu,futhi nikisi mani

  • Akamama iwe ungaurayire munhu beche manje akusara achinyatsokwirisa iye achikwirwa kujeri .

  • Nxaaa this is miscarriage of justice. This man had no intention to kill. Dai akawana mukadzi asina chikomba aiuraya here? Zvima women organization zvakutokanganisa the behavior of women. The magistrate akapa that ruling must be using weed pabasa

  • The sentence z too harsh they could have considered the emotions wen u find such an act to yo wife.the judge dai akambozvipinzawo mushangu dzablaz uyu.apo the evil bitch achasara achisasana fut

  • mukadzi ndewako kana unaye mumachira these women are animals I tell you

  • Someone finds you with a woman he calls his wife, they start fighting:: the wife runs to her sister’s place with former husband in hot persuit, as a boyfriend you remain lying in bed until the husband comes back 😮😮😮😮, how dull can some people be??

    • Honestly who does that

    • You have summed it up. I thought I was going to read he picked the remainder of his clothes and wore them far away from this one room and he followed him! Kufira bonde here? Shame!

    • The victim was paying rent for the room.The deadbeat husband had deserted his family.It was a case of “if I can’t have you then no one else can”

    • The victim was paying rent for the room.The deadbeat husband had deserted his family.It was a case of “if I can’t have you then no one else can”

  • Lets learn not to put the law into our own hands u will definitely face the full wrath of it.

  • I have always maintained that commiting a crime becoz of a woman or man is foolishness!!!! Total foolishness. Doesn’t matter you have paid or sacrificed things for that person. Dont do anything. Move ooooooonnnn!!!!!

  • Why say MASVINGO???

  • ko akatadzawo kutiza kudzokera joni

  • Not fair

  • Nxah they could have given this idiot life in prison….20yrs is just too little after murdering someone…

  • Mubairo we chivi rufu

  • Saka vaida kuti amusiye iye adya muriwo pamukadzi wake INI ndoti zvakatonatsa kuuraya daiakatopedzera nehure rake uyo anovamai vemba yake

  • Dayi uriwe wayizoita seyi?
    Wamuwana mumabendekete emudiwa wako.

  • I’m a woman but against this law, that bitch must be dealt with, she is heartless, you can jola but not to bring in the house really uyadelela nxaaaa so pissed offff

    • Read the link cc .

    • Wena ungazongikakela mina doti dnt tell me what to write, who the hell are you barbarian I read n understood she is wrong vele ungajola ulale lendoda endlini ubanjwe then you expect him to clap hands for well done job????? I’m sure lawe uliwule mahotsha yini elibulalisa obhudi bethu njaaaa

    • Uyangiphaphela nje wena, ungijwayezwa ngubani doti, what profession do you have you seem dull, uhamba ubala ama comment abantu you don’t bring up any suggestion or comment but you rule, Judge judy!!! Uyangijwayela

    • Vele she is wrong, nevertheless the man had gone for long if you want to move on first clear the past and be smart, umdala cc but ungathi uhleli phezu kwenqondo I wonder abantwanabakho ubafundisani sissssyy

    • Kkkk kwaaaks are u done insulting me cc…thats amazing i didn’t say anything wrong to u dear…thanks fo everything..

    • Why do you pickup on me, so you read all the comments you decided to pick up on mine, listen to me carefully cc, don’t tell me what to do, get a life uhlukane lento ezingafuni wena

    • Teach Yourself not to poke your nose in things ezingafuni wena, cc I think I’m clever enuf to read n understand b4 I trough my point of view so ungangifundisi ukuthi ngibalenjani ngicommente njani

    • Ubonakala umdala emapokitsheni but you empty upstairs I doubt you married!! Though it’s not my cup of coffee but you showed me you are a lazy thinker

    • Am sure u are stressed or something cc….. .kwaaaakss gegegegege ….me get a life and listen to u carefully……..heheheheeeeee.after all i did’t mean to offend anyone i just comment like anyone else since its a public platform. And i did not say anything wrong my dear wats the big deal here fo u to say all ths stuff ….anyway we born differ heyyy

    • Patricia Khumalo l salute you for standing up to the imbalances and inconsistencies of the law when it comes to the aspect of morality. You are a firm and fair woman who has conscience. Yes noone has the right to kill anyone but circumstantial evidence clearly point the motive. Let’s face it Patricia should be an educator for woman with loose morals. Kudos P!!!!!

    • Thanks Goddie at least some1,out there can take my point of view as nothing but truth, crc regardless to my sex as a woman like her I oppose the motion she is totally wrong, if she wanted to move on she should have cleared the priv relationship and move out from their room respectively start afresh, but the fact that you still rent there means you still agree you married to him, you waiting for him to come back even if he takes adacade of years, so why fuck around, bitch around???? She is not faithful

    • So amazing that a lady who clearly upholds her norms,values,tradition is refusing to conform to such travesty. What this lady has done is contrary to our values let’s face it.

    • So amazing that a lady who clearly upholds her norms,values,tradition is refusing to conform to such travesty. What this lady has done is contrary to our values let’s face it.

    • True that

    • True that

  • The judgement must be reversed considering the causative factor. Without doind so it automatically means the law allows cheating spouses in any marriage. And I strongly believe that the judge is a woman.

  • Why there is picture of a kombi with goods

  • Furthermore I think its a lesson to all men out there that dating a married woman is at owner’s risk. But really wonder why a normal gentleman can surely have guts to date a married she but there are plenty of single ladies around. I think married women are CHEAP and EASY to approach…. maybe.

  • My question goes like, what’s the use of one paying lobola kana vakadzi vacho vachihura

  • So murder is 20years and rape will be 60. I foresee more murders after rape.

  • kill the dog

  • Tavengwa

    Mukadzi wemunhu anouraisa…zviri nani kana murume wacho akafa chero ari mupenyu ziva kuti kwaari ikoko pane yaanogona kuronga ukamama vasikana vakazara iwe unoda pane mumwe ifaa uri imbwa

  • Zvirinani kupinda mujeri macho

  • On your bed you will be killing an intruder I think he deserves 4yrs

  • If it happens to me no excuses, i die, you die or we die.

  • Munhu haauraiwe

  • Who ever make families disintegrate, couples live miles apart and displace Zimbabwean communities is really accountable for such acts.

  • Ko ivo vadzimai vakasiiwa navamufi vangatofenda parufu rwemurume afira remunhu ravo varisiya kumba kkkkkk pakatoipa kani .mubairo wezvivi rufu go to hell

    • Very true gal I like women who face truth and reality regardless to our sex that we also women but apa ka apa the boyfriend and woman where both wrong, they were suppose to do it somewhere or if he took over since the husband had gone for long they were suppose to move to rent somewhere and start afresh yet with the previous relationship cleared

  • Whores

  • hahaha ma judge ekupenga aya

  • Heyi

    Nyaya iripano ndeyekuti, mufi ayida kuuraya murume wemukadzi uyu. Chii chakapa mufi kuti asare akazvambarara pamubhedha ava vachimhanyisana? He had also a hidden agenda. Why didn’t he take advantage and run away also than relaxing on the bed? He thought he was going to overpower him. Zuva rekufa rakaoma zveshuwa. Mganhu wako kana wakwana, unoenda chete. Ngatinamatei kuti Mwari tinokumbirawo kuti miganu yedu yasvika, itisvikire takamira pakanaka. Kana iri hure rakadii kuti rakutiza rikati kune chikomba utize newe? Nyaya yandishamisa ndeekuti mufi akasara aka relaxer zvake pamubhedha kana kuedza kunobatsira baby range rakurohwa. Zvakaoma.

  • Kodai ariiye akaurayiwa , akagona kuuraya chikomba, dai akauraya vese.

  • Kodai ariiye akaurayiwa , akagona kuuraya chikomba, dai akauraya vese.

  • “This is a man who was smitten by spikes of mortal
    passion who during an episode of envy and jealous
    took leave of his senses and vented his anger on a
    hapless man who had won the heart of a woman the
    accused regarded as his,”� said the judge.
    Justice Mathonsi said Dhambara belonged to a class of
    men who believed that a woman is a piece of chattel.
    “The accused appears to belong to that class of men
    who believe that a woman is a piece of chattel to be
    owned, possessed, kept and abandoned at will by a
    man. These people who believe that it is their birth-
    right to do as they please to a woman and not allow
    her to terminate their relationship and move on.
    “We live in a society where people are free to engage
    and disengage as they please because it is their
    constitutional right to do so,”�

  • “This is a man who was smitten by spikes of mortal
    passion who during an episode of envy and jealous
    took leave of his senses and vented his anger on a
    hapless man who had won the heart of a woman the
    accused regarded as his,”� said the judge.
    Justice Mathonsi said Dhambara belonged to a class of
    men who believed that a woman is a piece of chattel.
    “The accused appears to belong to that class of men
    who believe that a woman is a piece of chattel to be
    owned, possessed, kept and abandoned at will by a
    man. These people who believe that it is their birth-
    right to do as they please to a woman and not allow
    her to terminate their relationship and move on.
    “We live in a society where people are free to engage
    and disengage as they please because it is their
    constitutional right to do so,”�

  • I appeal with the magistrate to please withdraw the jail sentence uyenze lokhu ngenxa yokuzonda .The wife is the one who is supposed to go to jail for her evil deeds

  • I appeal with the magistrate to please withdraw the jail sentence uyenze lokhu ngenxa yokuzonda .The wife is the one who is supposed to go to jail for her evil deeds

  • Never ever take the law into your hands. All of you who say the law was too harsh, it does not change a thing. If you do like this man you might be hanged. Start think and act soberly. We are in a civilised world, every issue must be brought before the courts of law. Now this man has ruined his life for nothing. There are many women who want to be married.

  • Unfair ruling

    • Thats true, the fellow can contest the judgement with the aid of an lawyer, pane anonzi ma extenuating circumstances (things that drive you to take action) they do count in such a case.

    • True that

  • They should also sentence the deceased corpse for invading private property and stealing holy pot within the premises. Mutemo should put these into consideration vomupawo a lighter sentence sezvo pakazoitikawo murder. Thats not fair, dai akahurirawo kumba kwemufesi wacho.

  • Rape 60 years Murder 20 years thtz shit

  • If u read the whole story you can see the honourable judge is right and justifiably so. This man is just a piece of shit who neglected a wife for a long period andthe woman moved on w her life. He thot he is God. Rot in jail

  • All the guy had to do was to send the woman packing and in time he’d have had someone who is loyal to their marriage.Now all he has is 20 wasted years locked up.It’s not worth it.

  • Kkkkk its vise versa ths tym hahahah men

  • Nuff respect women u always catch them cheating bt u dnt kill u swallow all their cruelty

  • Chokwadi

    All this is due to a lack of understanding of the the basic female nature. Women don’t marry a man because of love but because of ‘benefits’. A man is a utility to a woman, his worth is what she gains from him, as an individual a man is disposable to a woman.

    Women are hypergamous : even if he had being sending money, if a woman can do better than you she will. Men should know that they can’t own or control pu’ssy. Men should stop identifying themselves or their masculinity from the woman they are with : her cheating reflects her weakness as a woman. And you simply leave her.

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