Tynwald Man Who Killed Wife Over $500 Finally Nabbed
13 October 2020
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Alpha Ganya (centre)

By A Correspondent- A Tynwald man appeared in court yesterday for reportedly strangling his wife and breaking her legs before dumping her lifeless body in a ditch in 2018.

Alpha Ganya, 30, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Judith Taruvinga charged with murder. Allegations are that on October 30, 2018 at around 11pm, Ganya and the now deceased Winnet Kamota left Club Lashers Sanganai Inn going to Plot Number 100 Tynwald North where Kamota’s mother stayed.

On their way, the court heard that Ganya asked for US$500, which he had given Kamota for safe keeping, and she refused with the money.

When the couple approached Melbourne Primary School, Ganya strangled his wife and hit her on the head and broke her legs with a brick.

He reportedly further assaulted her several times on her body using the brick until she became lifeless and then dumped her body in a ditch wrapped in a scarf. The body was discovered the next day by passers-by and a police report was made.

Ganya ran out of luck when the police received information that he had returned from hiding and was in Cold Comfort where he was arrested.

Ganya was remanded in custody to October 26 and was referred to the High Court for bail application. Sabastian Mutizirwa appeared for the State.-statemedia