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Man kills wife, 3 kids, before commiting suicide

Story by ZBC Reporter

A Nyanga man, Edward Chirombe (43) is suspected to have attacked to death, his wife Joyce Mashenu (40), two daughters aged 8 and 14, and son (12), before committing suicide at a homestead at Ngavaseke Mugomba Village, Nyanga.

In a statement issued by the police, the bodies of the victims were discovered on Friday and police are currently investigating the matter.

“The bodies of the victims were found by the police on January 6, 2023 after the police had received information that there were dead bodies lying in the hut and flat roofed bedroom, which were all locked from the outside with padlocks.

“The police broke the padlocks to gain entry into the hut and bedroom where the bodies of the victims were found with multiple deep cuts on the head. The body of Joyce Mashenu was found lying on the bed covered with blood in the bedroom, while the bodies of the children were found lying on the floor and bed in the hut.

“The body of Edward Chirombe was found hanging from a tree in the garden which is about 800 metres from the homestead,” reads the statement.

The police have urged the public not to resort to violence in resolving domestic disputes.

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