You have heard about men being jailed for hacking women—a well-chronicled tale shockingly personified by Dowa man Herbert Mankhwala who chopped the hands of his wife Marieta Samuel nearly 10 years ago.
It might be odd why not many stories are told of women beating up men, most of whom prefer suffering in silence since crying out loud or speaking about it is sometimes deemed less manly.
Only that some men do not live a wink to recount the painful experiences they endure at the hands of their beloved.
This is the stuff of Nkhata Bay resident Chifundo Banda’s nightmare.
Since Saturday, tongues in the shoreline district have been wagging following the arrest of his wife Irene Felemiyoni who allegedly axed him to death for allegedly sleeping around with other women.
According to Nkhata Bay Police spokesperson Ignatius Esau, what began as a suspected love triangle culminated into a tragedy graver than just gender-based brutality or hell having no wrath like a woman scorned.
Claimed Esau: “We have arrested Felemiyoni, 21, who last week Saturday hacked to death her husband Banda, 32, of Chitowoka Village, Traditional Authority [T/A] Malenga in Ntchisi, with an axe. She suspected that her husband was having extramarital affairs.”
In an interview, Minister of Gender Patricia Kaliati said it is unfortunate that the woman concluded the matter by allegedly killing her husband.
“If women think enough is enough, they should insist on peaceful solutions like reporting to ankhoswe [marriage counsellors],” said Kaliati.