A 45 year old woman allegedly burnt down her husband’s Nissan Caravan vehicle to ashes in a fit of jealousy after she suspected him of cheating on her.

According to close sources, on the 31st of January, Rudo Chakanyuka, who is married to Denfod Mazorodze (39) went to Chitima market for some business.

While at the market, Mazorodze is reported to have asked his wife for the car keys so that he could charge his cell phone in the vehicle.

Chakanyuka reportedly refused to hand-over the keys and threatened to burn the car as she suspected her husband wanted to communicate with his girlfriend in private. 

Chakanyuka later drove the vehicle without informing her husband and he called to find out where she was, she boldly declared that she was going to burn down the car at Mucheke stadium.

When Mazorodze rushed to the scene it was too late, Chakanyuka had already set the vehicle on fire and stood by as it burned with all the doors locked and windows shut.

She proceeded to tell him she was going to their home and burn down all his clothes.

The matter was reported to the police and the value of the goods damaged were said to be worthy US$ 6 000.

Masvingo Provincial Police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa encouraged members of the public to settle their domestic dispute in peaceful ways and to seek counseling when facing relationships problems.