MWENEZI – A woman from Susupeni village under Chief Neshuro suffered losses after a fellow villager burnt down two houses at her homestead after suspecting that her sister was going out with her husband.
Houses at Enita Shoko’s homestead were burnt allegedly by Zvandinatsa Chitoro who suspected that Shoko’s younger sister was seeing her husband.
Chief Neshuro, born Rodwell Gudo, reluctantly confirmed the case when TellZim News contacted him for comment.
“It’s true there was an incident in Susupeni village where a woman burnt another woman’s homestead. I am not sure about the names of people who were involved, they are known by the village head,” said Chief Neshuro.
Repeated efforts to get a comment from Susupeni village head were fruitless as his mobile phone went unreachable.
However, villagers who witnessed the alleged arson attack said an enraged Chitoro took the bold decision after learning that Shoko’s sister was in love with her husband.
“What surprised many is that Chitoro burnt Shoko’s homestead yet the person who was in love with her husband was Shoko’s younger sister who had just visited.
“She went to Shoko’s homestead in broad daylight, with her husband following helplessly behind after failing to restrain her. She took a burning log and threw it onto the rooftop of a thatched bedroom hut. The fire soon spread to the kitchen hut,” said a witness.
TellZim News also learnt that only a few items were recovered from the blaze after other villager rushed to contain the situation.local