A married man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his house maid because she did not tell him that she had HIV before they had sex, police in Zimbabwe said.
Harare police arrested 30-year-old Phelimon Chigwada, after being accused of shooting Chiedza Rambanepasi.
Chigwada also shot his wife, Memory Mahar, but she survived the attack. Chigwada has been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.
He was booked into jail, and he was denied bail. According to the police investigation, Chigwada has been having sex with the house maid behind his wife’s back.
After learning that he had HIV, he confronted the maid and accused her of infecting him with the virus. During the argument, Chigwada pulled his gun and shot the maid.
She died at the scene. Chigwada then shot his wife in the jaw.
The Herald Reports
A 30-year-old man fatally shot his maid with his service rifle after accusing her of deliberately infecting him with HIV, the court heard yesterday.
It is alleged that Phelimon Chigwada shot his wife Memory Mahari who is battling for her life at Parirenyatwa Hospital after she had tried to cool his temper. Chigwada, who is a security guard, was facing murder and attempted murder charges when he appeared before magistrate.
He remained in custody until May 5 and advised to approach the High Court for bail application.
Allegations are that on April 23, Chigwada had a misunderstanding with Chiedza Rambanepasi whom he was accusing of deliberately infecting him with HIV.
The court heard that during the dispute, Chigwada took his service 303 rifle and shot Rambanepasi who died on the spot. It is the State’s case that after shooting Rambanepasi, Chigwada turned to Mahari and shot her in the jaw.
A report was made leading to Chigwada’s arrest.