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A WOMAN from Mutasa in Manicaland battered her husband to death with a brick as they fought over her unexplained day-long absence from home.

Catherine Manesa, 38, of Mukoyi village under headman Muparutsa, appeared before Mutare magistrate Sekai Chiundura last week facing murder charges.

She was not asked to plead as the court remanded to February 26 for trial.

Manesa’s husband, Newton Sagumbo, succumbed to head injuries on February 6 at Parirenyatwa Hospital where he was admitted.

The court heard that on the day of the fight, Manesa had a verbal altercation with her husband after being asked where she had been the whole day but failed to give a satisfactory answer.

This did not go down well with Sagumbo who responded by hitting her three times on the face with a fist.

Manesa, however, managed to escape by forcibly pushing her husband away.

She then and picked a half-brick and struck Sagumbo on the head. He collapsed and sustained serious injuries.

He was rushed to a nearby clinic where he was transferred to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare where he later died.

Donald Mudadirwa prosecuted.

Source : New Zimbabwe