Guruve residents were left shell-shocked after a villager went beseark and axed his wife before his inlaws teamed up and fatally assaulted him last week.
The matter came to light at Guruve magistrates courts where Peter Chihaka (42),Anna Chigwededza (40) and Simon Andrew appeared before magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing a murder charge.
They were not asked to plead a muder charge and advised to apply for bail at High Court.
The state led by Albert Charewa allege on September 24 the now deceased Rufaro Chipatiko struck his wife Tracy Andrew on the head with an axe.
This angered the trio who teamed up and went on to retaliate at Chipatiko’s homestead killing him in the process.
After committing the offence the trio tired him in his bedroom hut trying to give an impression that he committed suicide.
The police investigated the case and dragged them to court. -Bulawayo24