Man stabs wife to death, saying he mistook her for a lion

A 38-year-old man, Godfrey Sibanda, from Kwekwe in Zimbabwe has dodged jail time for stabbing his wife to death with a kitchen knife after he “mistook” her for a lion.

Sibanda was spared imprisonment after the Gweru High Court ruled that he was mentally insane, reports iHarare.

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“I saw her appearing as a lion, so, I grabbed a knife and stabbed the lion; I then realised later that I had killed my wife,” Sibanda said in his defense.

Justice Mathonsi said, “Sibanda should not be held responsible for his actions because of his mental condition.

“Instead, he should get some serious help. Therefore, I see it fit not to send him back to jail but instead should be transferred to a mental institution.”

It was also confirmed that Sibanda’s family had a history of mental illness.

Man stabs wife to death, saying he mistook her for a lion

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