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Fugitive Mufakose man who killed her lover’s child arrested

Fugitive Mufakose man who ruthlessly knifed her girlfriend’s children, killing one and injuring another has been apprehended.

Thomas Nyamhunga, a married man, fatally knifed her girlfriend, Needmore Mauka’s 5-year-old boy and leaving the other one, an 8-year-old hospitalized.

He is currently in police custody to establish facts about his heinous crime.

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Thomas Nyamhunga, a meat vendor and the jilted man in this heartbreaking incident flew into a fit of rage on Sunday night and mercilessly stabbed his girlfriend’s two children.

Well-acquainted with the children, Nyamhunga arrived at their home in the evening, taking advantage of the mother’s absence. He instructed the children to prepare a meal, which they ate together. Later, under the guise of bedtime, he concealed his malevolent intent to harm them.

Thomas Nyamhunga
Thomas Nyamhunga

Tragically, he shared a bed with Emmanuel Tinenyasha Mauka (5) and callously took the young child’s life by stabbing him while they slept.

He proceeded to assault and severely wound Andile Tawananyasha Mauka (8), who is currently fighting for his life at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital. Miraculously, their older sister emerged unharmed from the horrific ordeal.

Following this gruesome act, Nyamhunga fled the scene. His escape came after Mauka’s 12-year-old daughter managed to break free and alert the neighbours, seeking help.

Speaking out in the aftermath of the horrifying event, Needmore Mauka expressed deep regret over her relationship with Nyamhunga, who is a married man.

Needmore revealed that she had been receiving threatening messages from Nyamhunga’s wife, compelling her to desire an end to the affair with her married lover. Unfortunately, her attempts to break it off were met with resistance from Nyamhunga himself.

“I was receiving threatening messages from his wife, Mai Alice, over our affair. “I decided to separate from Thomas, but he has been refusing. “He even suggested I move to alternative accommodation to avoid his wife, but I refused.

She disclosed that Nyamhunga had been refusing her requests to end their relationship after his wife discovered their affair.

“Airamba kurambwa, saka akandifonera kuti ndiripi ndikamuudza kuti ndaenda kubhora reDynamos.”

Thomas Mudzviti arrested for killing his girlfriend's child in mufakose
Needmore Mauka

Why did Nyamhunga kill the boy?

On that fateful day, while Needmore Mauka was away in Ngezi supporting her favourite team, Dynamos, at the Chibuku Super Cup final, Nyamhunga viciously attacked her children at home with a knife. Unaware of the impending danger posed by her lover, she had left her three children at home.

According to Needmore’s account to H-Metro, earlier in the day, Nyamhunga called her to inquire about her whereabouts. She informed him that she was in Ngezi. Needmore Mauka asserts that Nyamhunga accused her of infidelity, presuming she was attending the football game with another man.

“He accused me of being with a boyfriend, yet I was with my female friends. The conversation did not go well, and he hung up.

She hurried home after receiving Nyamhunga informed her that he was heading to her house. Sadly, upon her arrival, it was too late—her jilted married lover had already initiated the attack on her children.

“I rushed home after he informed me about his intention to go to my rented house. I arrived around 9pm and found people gathered at my house and I suspected something bad had happened.”

Needmore believes that their argument might have triggered Nyamhunga’s attack on her children. She deeply regrets both her relationship with him and responding to his phone call.

“I regret answering Thomas’ phone call and ever dating him. “I want to believe that the words we exchanged over the phone could have angered him to the extent of killing my child and injuring the other. Andirwadzisa Thomas. “I didn’t know that he was so evil.”

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