LOVENESS Chimhandire (34) of Mbizo suburb in Kwekwe stared at death when her lover Baskala Kapera (41) pulled out a gun to finish her off as punishment for allegedly cheating on him.
Chimhandire, however, summoned courage and managed to wrestle the gun from her lover’s tight grip.
This was after Kapera stumbled on a WhatsApp message his lover had reportedly received from her secret lover and that sparked an argument between the pair.
“Kapera reached for a belt and thrashed her several times and also hit her with fists leaving her with a swollen face and bleeding from the mouth,” the source said.
In a fit of anger he reached for his gun which was in the wardrobe and tried to shoot her but somehow she summoned courage when she blocked and pulled it from his firm grip.
“The firearm accidentally discharged and shot her once on the left knee. She sustained a wound and Kapera rushed her to a private clinic,” the source said.
The incident was reported to the police leading to Kapera’s arrest. The source said the firearm was taken by the police and it had two rounds of ammunition.
Efforts to get a comment from Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Emanuel Mahoko were fruitless.