Man slashes wife with panga, hangs himself

09 November 2021 | Crime

A man allegedly slashed his wife with a panga on her face, head and hand at Ongwediva’s Sky Location before proceeding to hang himself in the wee hours of today.

The wife, who is in critical condition, has been rushed to Oshakati State Hospital for medical care. Oshana police spokesperson Inspector Thomas Aiyambo said the incident happened at around 01h20 at Sky Phase 1 Location. Aiyambo said it is reported that the couple had an argument in recent days because the man suspected and accused his wife of having an affair with someone.

He said before the incident happened their children heard the parents arguing in their room.This, Aiyambo said, was before the man, aged 51, went ahead to cut his 45 year-old wife with a panga on the head, face and hand. “After the man cut his wife he took his own life by hanging in their sleeping room with a rope,” Aiyambo said.
The victim was taken to Oshakati hospital by ambulance and she is in a critical condition. The next of kin of the deceased are informed and the body is taken to police mortuary. Police investigations continue.

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