A 32-year-old woman in Mwenezi killed her husband and their three-year-old daughter following a furious row. She later hanged herself.

Cops said Florence Nhotito struck and killed her husband, Simbarashe Butete and their daughter.

“On 2 January at around 7am Butete had a misunderstanding with his wife Nhotito who was accusing him of not taking care of his family. This was happening in the presence of their eight-year-old son who Nhotito later sent to her mother in-law Jerida Zvakare (65) to fetch firewood. While he was still there, it is suspected that the argument got heated and out of rage, Nhotito struck her husband who was in the bedroom with an axe in the head leaving it stuck and proceeded to take another axe and did the same to her three-year-old daughter who was on the sofa,” said Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa.