A MAN from Corn Cob Farm in Umguza, Matabeleland North province, was left nursing head injuries after he was axed on the head for allegedly snatching his fellow villager’s girlfriend.
On Tuesday shortly after 11.30pm, Ozias Nyoni (40) reportedly found Mkhululi Dube (24) fondling his girlfriend Nalibe Moyo (29).
The bitter Ozias, who was brandishing an axe, axed Mkhululi on the head, a source said.
A Good Samaritan from the farm rushed Mkhululi to Mpilo Central Hospital for treatment.
The attempted murder incident was reported to the police leading to the arrest of Ozias.
Mkhululi said they did not see eye to eye with Ozias because most recently he accused him of being part of a gang that severely attacked him.
“He believes I influenced Nalibe to break up with him, but the truth of the matter is that when I proposed love to her, she told me that she was no longer in love with Ozias. He has a grudge against me because he assumes I’m part of the three-member gang that assaulted him while I’m not,” he said.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.
“We would like to urge community members never to take the law into their hands but they should seek counselling from pastors, police or trusted people in the community whenever they are faced with disputes.”