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Man hangs himself after hacking his wife

Man hangs himself after hacking his wife

Maria David

A WOMAN is fighting for her life in the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital after she was hacked with a panga by her husband who then proceeded to commit suicide.

The incident occurred at Ondando village in the Oniipa area of the Oshikoto Region.

It is alleged that the victim, Selma Ndatitangi Nakanduungile (38), was attacked and hacked by her spouse, Joseph Iyambo (44), during the early morning hours of Monday.

Police’s community affairs officer, Inspector Ellen Nehale, said that Iyambo hacked his wife with a panga on both arms and then fled from the house. Neighbours reacted to the loud screaming of the victim, rushed to the scene and reported the matter to the police at Ondangwa.

The severely wounded victim was then transported to the Onandjokwe district hospital where she was stabilized before she was transferred to Oshakati where she is currently in the Intensive Care Unit.

Having fled the scene, Iyambo proceeded to commit suicide. His lifeless body was found hanging on a tree at around 08:00.

“He was found hanging on a tree with a wire around his neck,” said Nehale.

Nehale further revealed that late Iyambo was notoriously violent towards his wife and, very often than not, the couple’s arguments ended in a physical fight.

Picture for illustrative purposes only. Photo: File

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