Mukwendi, of Plot 14 in Mhangura was arraigned before Chinhoyi Magistrate Patience Chirimo and charged with murder.
The Prosecuting, Eugine Moyo told the court that “Mukwendi had a marital dispute with his wife over allegations that she had used ‘juju’ to lock his manhood to prevent him from engaging in extramarital affairs.”
According to the prosecutor, the suspect failed to come to terms with what transpired and struck his wife with an axe twice on the right ear whilst she was asleep. She died on the spot.
Magistrate Chirimo, however, remanded the suspect in custody for trial next week.