Ngatitonge village under Chief Musikavanhu was left nursing severe bodily
injuries after being hit with a machete all over her body for turning down love
Mhute (22), a shopkeeper at Masekaya tuckshop at a local business centre, was
approached by 23-year-old Blessing Mudzipurwa Mungana of Satiya village under Chief
Muusha in Chimanimani.
proposed love to Mhute but she turned him down.
did not go well with Mungana who then slapped Mhute on the face.
Republic Police (ZRP) Manicaland provincial spokesperson, Assistant Inspector
Luxson Chinanda confirmed the matter and called for civility in social
two wrestled and Mhute managed to push the accused to the ground in a bid to
rescue herself. Mungana went home and came back armed with a machete, and when
Mhute saw that Mungana was armed with a machete, she tried to escape but the
accused pursued and caught her,” said Chinanda.
then struck Mhute once on her left hand once on the back of her right palm, cutting
off her right-hand middle finger before neighbours could intervene.
assailant then escaped from the scene but a report was made to Chimanimani
police, leading to his arrest and the recovery of the machete.
encourage people to solve their misunderstandings in a civil manner and third
parties must be called to mediate in case of conflicts. The other important
thing is for men to make sure that they cannot force women to love them,”