13 march 2017, MASVINGO – Two men from Madziya village under Chief Murove in Mwenezi are this week expected to appear in the High Court of Masvingo for allegedly beating a 52-year-old woman to death for wearing a ‘mini-skirt’ at a traditional beer party.
Personally Ngundu (29) and Torerai Gambaza (47) will be charged for the murder of Lessie Temai as defined in Section 47 (1) of the Criminal Law and Codification Reform Act Chapter 9:23.
It is alleged that on March 21, 2015, around 1600 hrs the two accused persons and the deceased were drinking beer with other villagers at Esnath Ngundu’s homestead when the now deceased started fighting with her boyfriend, Mukowa Moyo, over her skirt which Moyo had complained that it was too short.
The accused persons interfered and allegedly started assaulting Temai and Moyo ordering them to stop making unnecessary noise.
Temai did not take the beating lightly and started shouting at the first accused who responded by kicking her as she lay on the ground. The second accused allegedly joined and also started to assault Temai.
The now deceased was later taken inside the hut by Esnath who laid her on the blanket where she eventually died around a few moments later.local