A 29-year-old man was detained by the police officers. He is suspected of murdering his wife and two children with an axe.
Innocent Chakabuda has been transported to hospital as he had tried to commit suicide.
“I confirm the arrest of a Wedza man, who allegedly killed his wife and two children over a misunderstanding. We are saddened by the loss of lives in such a gruesome act,” Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed.
According to the police reports, the man had an argument with his wife after he had had sex with another woman and impregnated her. The woman said she was going to leave home with the children. Chakabuda then allegedly took an axe and struck his spouse and his children. They were all declared dead on the scene.
After committing the crime, he had shouted for help and his mother came to the house and found the man. By then, he had already consumed tobacco pesticide.