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Miner Slapped With 10 Year Jail Term For Wife’s Murder.

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A miner from Shurugwi has been slapped with a 10-year jail term for fatally assaulting his wife over infidelity allegations.

33-year-old Godfrey Machingura appeared before Justice Thompson Mabhikwa facing culpable homicide charges after he assaulted his wife Winnet Nyika to death.

It was the state’s case that on February 12 last year, Machingura arrived home from work and discovered love messages in his wife’s phone. A misunderstanding ensued between the two and Machingura assaulted Nyika with an axe handle on the head.

The Court heard that he went on to choke her until she lost consciousness, resulting in her death.

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