Man Attempts To Kill Woman For Gossiping
A Nkayi man unlawfully entered into a fellow villager’s house, chocked her and beat her up before forcing her to drink an unidentified smelly liquid which made her faint.
The man allegedly committed the heinous act to punish the woman for gossiping.
Ben Ndlovu (48) from Lutsha Village in Nkayi appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Mark Dzira last week charged with attempted murder and unlawful entry.
He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody to tomorrow for trial.
The State represented by Acumen Khuphe told the court that on 3 January, Ndlovu budged at Privilege Tshili’s homestead in the same place where she was sleeping with her three kids.
The court heard that Ndlovu knocked but no one responded and he then used an unknown object to gain entry into the house. He is alleged to have proceeded to chock Tshili on the neck while threatening to kill her.
He then forced a stinking liquid into Tshili’s mouth, accusing her of gossiping and she fell unconscious.
When she later gained consciousness, Tshili found herself bleeding from the head and reported the incident to the police leading to Ndlovu’s arrest Sunday News reports.
In other news, iHarare reported that a police boss in Bulawayo reportedly muscled his way into Ross Camp impound yard and stole a commuter omnibus that had been impounded by his colleagues for breaching Covid-19 regulations.
Chief Inspector Nkosilathi Nyathi (45) who is the officer-in-charge of ZRP Nkulumane, was arrested together with Lionel Kersha (31), the driver of the kombi.
The two reportedly grabbed the vehicle from the yard before it was cleared and drove it movie style out of the gate and fled.
Efforts to stop Nyathi and Kersha at the gate proved futile as they sped away with the vehicle soon after it was unclamped by a Bulawayo City Council employee.
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