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THE first term of the Hwange High Court circuit opens on Monday with 13 murder cases set down for hearing.

The cases include that of Bongani Mudenda who allegedly axed Peter Mudimba, a police officer who had gone to arrest him.

Mudenda and his wife Sinikiwe Ndlovu were having marital problems and Chief Pashu sent Mudimba to arrest him and bring him to his court.

However, Mudenda axed the chief’s messenger to death.

Mudenda then kidnapped his wife and two-year-old son and fled before his rest at Mlibizi a week later.

Mudimba’s body was recovered a day later.

According to the case list displayed at the Hwange Court, a Binga man who allegedly chopped his wife’s head off with an axe and put it in a box will also be appearing in court.

Wonder Munsaka, 29, of Siabuwa allegedly had domestic problems with his wife Fortunate Mutale.

He allegedly chopped off her head which he put in a box and hid it under a bed in October last year.

The alleged murder went viral last year as pictures were circulated on social media.

Police investigators were told that Munsaka wanted to take his wife’s head to an inyanga in Zambia.

The Hwange circuit, which will last for two weeks this year, is presided over by judges from Bulawayo.

It covers the whole of Matabeleland North Province-dealing with cases from Tsholotsho, Hwange, Lupane, Binga, Nkayi, Ntabazinduna and Nyamandlovu.

Judges have previously expressed concern over escalating murder cases associated with ritual practices.

Source : New Zimbabwe