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A 38-year-old Zimbabwean man has dodged jail time for stabbing his wife to death with a kitchen knife after he mistook her for a lion.

Godfrey Sibanda was spared imprisonment after the Gweru High Court ruled that he was mentally insane.

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“I saw her appearing as a lion so I grabbed a knife and stabbed the lion; I then realized 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.

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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.

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