Monica Banda

Police in Thyolo have arrested a man for allegedly assaulting his wife to death after she discovered that he had an affair with another woman.

Thyolo Police spokesperson, Edith Msesa , confirmed the arrest of Wellosi Wanja, 36, ofNkhuna Village, T/A Liwonde in Machinga, who allegedly killed his wife, Violet, 32, of Mbelula Village, T/A Mchilamwela in Thyolo.

According to Msesa, the incident happened last Friday when the deceased, who has been married to Wanja for 14 years, discover that her husband was in a love affair with another woman from the same village.

This angered the wife who confronted the suspected girlfriend. In the heat of things, the two women started fighting.

The news of the fight reached the husband who rushed to his girlfriend’s house and beat his wife severely,” said Msesa.

She said because of the beating, the woman collapsed.

According to Msesa, the deceased was taken to Thyolo District Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

“Postmortem results indicated that the woman died due to serious injuries,” she said.
Msesa said are looking for the girlfriend who is on the run.

This is a freelance submission written and provided by Monica Banda who works as an independent journalist in Malawi

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