Man turns himself in after hacking his wife to death in KZN

Man turns himself in after hacking his wife to death in KZN

The man who hacked his wife to death with a bush-knife in Thobothini, in the Jozini area of KwaZulu-Natal, returns to court on Tuesday.

He appeared briefly in the Ingwavuma Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Themba Menyana attacked his wife, Thembi Nyawo (49), while at her neighbour’s house.

Philisiwe Nkomonde says the suspect hacked her first and proceeded to a man they were sitting with in the house, before killing his wife.

“I still do not know how to explain what happened to me. I am still in hospital fighting for my life with something I do not know,” says Nkomonde.

She says Menyana was upset that Nyawo had an affair of which she knew nothing about.

The husband had apparently found out about it after hacking the deceased’s phone.

“Now I am being blamed for something I don’t know. People think I knew that she had an affair. All I know is that Manyawo didn’t want her husband anymore because he was unfaithful and cheating on her. She stayed because of her children. Manyawo died for her children. She would have been out of the marriage for a long time, but for the sake of the children, she stayed,” Nkomonde says.

While blasting social media for distorting facts on the story, Nkomonde also urged women not to stay in abusive relationships because of their children.

Police spokesperson Captain Titus Nsibande says Menyana is the one who notified the police about the tragedy.

He will return to court on Tuesday.