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Wife killed over WhatsApp


A ZVISHAVANE woman died when her husband poured five litres of battery acid on her after a fight over a WhatsApp text message.


The woman, Tendai Kurehwatira, was said to have searched her husband’s trousers’ pockets and then read his WhatsApp messages while he was bathing and discovered that he was cheating on her with a number of women.

The two engaged in a fierce fight and the husband allegedly took a five-litre container with battery acid and poured it all over Kurehwatira’s body.

Kurehwatira screamed for help and neighbours came to her rescue and rushed her to Zvishavane District Hospital where she was admitted at the intensive care unit with severe burns.

Kurehwatira was discharged from hospital on June 13, but died the following morning at her parents’ homestead in Mazvihwa.

Police said the husband fled after the offence and is still at large.

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