Woman arrested in dedza for murdering her husband


Police in Dedza are keeping in custody a 32 year-old woman for allegedly murdering her husband following a quarrel last Friday night.

Dedza Police Station spokesperson Edward Kabango identified the suspect as Sellina Mabvuto from Biliyati village while the deceased, 34 year-old Finias Mabvuto hailed from Mkomeko village both in the area of Traditional Authority Kasumbu in the district.

He said on that fateful day, the deceased, who was a polygamist went to the house of his elder wife (Sellina) at around 10pm and they started fighting after she accused him of spending more time with the second wife.

He said in the course of the fight, Sellina took a hoe and hit the deceased several times all over the body.

“After noticing that he had died, she dumped the body some 400 metres from the house. But it was discovered in the morning at around 5 am,” explained Kabango.

He further said the suspect pretended to be shocked upon the discovery of the body but after following the blood drops they were led to her house. She was arrested the same day.

Post-mortem conducted at Dedza district hospital indicated that Finias died due to loss of blood.

In a related development, Dedza Police have arrested two people for being found in possession of canabis sativa and mandrax.

According to Kabango, police erected a roadblock along Masasa-Golomoti road and after searching the vehicle, registration number BS 3611, they found the said drugs. The two were coming from Cape Maclear in Mangochi.

Kabango identified the suspects as Rehana Swart 47, a South African national and Salimu Sumaisi 30 from Malimu village, T/A Malemia in Zomba.

They will appear in court soon to answer charges of being found in possession of illegal drugs.