Man Beats Up Pregnant Wife To Death In Zimbabwe For Not Giving Birth On Expected Day

A 26 year old man from Nketa suburb in Bulawayo area of Zimbabwe, identified as Simphiwe Ngwenya has been arrested for beating his heavily pregnant wife to death.

According to reports, the 26-year-old bashed his 24-year-old pregnant wife Ntandoyenkosi Sibanda with a stone and iron bar on November 17 for failing to give birth on a day he expected.
He allegedly discovered that the wife had been impregnated by another man This made him attack her and she died at Mpilo Central Hospital on Tuesday from injuries sustained.

A source close to the family, who pleaded anonymity, revealed that Ngwenya suspected Sibanda had been impregnated by another man after she did not deliver on November 15 – the alleged date he believed he impregnated her.

The source said:

“They shouted at each other attracting the attention of neighbours. Around 11PM they went to Ngwenya’s relative’s house close by. It wasn’t long before they started the squabble again. Ngwenya’s cousin tried to restrain him but Ngwenya threatened to hit him as well, so he backed off,”

“Ngwenya punched his wife and kicked her on the stomach as she lay helplessly on the ground. Some of the neighbours who had gathered to watch managed to drag him away. They tried to calm Ngwenya before they returned to their homes. Shortly the screams resumed. Ngwenya hit Sibanda with a stone and an iron bar on the head. She sustained a deep cut before she escaped to Ngwenya’s relative’s house. They called an ambulance. She died on Tuesday.”

The relative then added that there was a standoff as Sibanda’s family was demanding $10k before burial. The Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ndebele confirmed the incident.

Asst Insp Ndebele said:

“I can confirm that on November 17 we received a report of attempted murder. It came to our attention that the woman involved died while she was at the hospital. The man is therefore now facing murder charges,”