A 41-YEAR-OLD man allegedly chopped his wife up and went drinking at a tavern.
He then later came back home with a friend and started screaming that his wife had been killed.
The man, who lived in a rented house in Khubvi outside Thohoyandou, Limpopo told his friend his wife must have been killed by locals as part of a ritual killing.
Cops who had been called in cordoned off the area and searched for clues.They came upon the man’s bloodied clothing inside a pit toilet and the man was arrested.
Mmbengeni Sigovho, who asked the couple to look after the house, said the couple moved in two months ago.
“I asked them to look after the house.“I knew the husband, who used to do piece jobs.“He was a violent man.“Previously he was involved with an elderly woman here and they always fought.
“They even went to the extent of getting a protection order against each other,” he said.Mmbengeni said he was still in deep shock.“The blood that I saw there was like a cow had been slaughtered,” he said.
According to neighbours, the Mozambican couple used to have arguments time and again.
They said on several occasions the man threatened to kill the woman.
Khubvi block C chairman Ramurushe Netshishivhe said the incident had shocked the village.“There is just too much crime.
“The sooner we sit down with leadership and see how we deal with this problem, the better,” he said.
Thohoyandou police spokesman Colonel Mashudu Malelo confirmed the deadly incident.
He said preliminary investigations revealed that the two had argued about the wife cheating with other men.“The man then chopped up the woman,” Malelo said.“He has been charged with murder and will appear in court today.”