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Woman escapes death as husband attacks her with an axe

A 58-year-old Zambian woman was on Sunday hospitalised as a result of a severe cut she suffered at the hands of her husband, who axed her.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS, Joyce Mulenga, a resident of Chisoso village in Shiwangandu district, said that the incident happened after a marital dispute on Sunday around 7pm, Lusaka Times reports.

Mulenga said that her husband Milton Chileshe, 60, axed her after she asked why he had beaten up another man’s wife who is a relative and accused her of committing adultery.

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Mulenga said that she has been separated from her husband since January this year because of his violent nature.

The accused Milton Chileshe has been on the run since the incident happened.

Shiwang`andu District Health Director, Webster Kambinga, said the condition of the victim has stabilised and that she is responding well to treatment well.

Dr. Kambinga said that the victim is likely to be discharged before the end of this week.

Meanwhile, Muchinga Police Commissioner, Chola Katanga has confirmed the incident adding that a manhunt has since been launched to bring Chileshe to book.

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