Ok so I get the bit about trying to protect oneself from the virus but I do think this lady went a little too far, don’t you?
- Annonciata Kampororo hatched the murder plot with her son and her sister
- She feared her 48-year-old husband had caught HIV from late brother’s wife
- It is a rural Rwandan tradition for men to ‘inherit’ widows of dead family
- Just over 3 per cent of the country’s population live with HIV
By Sara Malm
A Rwandan woman hacked her husband to death with a machete for fear that he would infect her with HIV, local media reports.
Annonciata Kampororo, said to be middle aged, hatched a plot with her son and sister to kill her husband Anaclet Majyambere, 48, after he inherited his brother’s HIV-positive wife.
It is a tradition in some rural communities in Rwanda for a man to ‘inherit’ the widow of a family member in order to provide for them.
It is believed the brother of Mr Majyambere, a resident in Gisagara in southern Rwanda, died of AIDS.
His wife, a local liquor seller, feared that the widow would also be infected and refused to sleep with Mr Majyambere until he took an HIV test.
One night, Kampororo, her son and her sister attacked Mr Majyambere with machetes and pestles and killed him.
It is estimated that just over 3 per cent of the Rwandan population – between 180,000 and 250,000 people – live with HIV.
More than half are women and children, according to UNICEF statistics, and in 2011 a reported 170,000 children were orphans as a result of AIDS.
Culled from dailymail.co.uk/