A businessman from Makwe Village in Gwanda was thoroughly bashed by a group of young men accusing him of sleeping with their wives.
Elias Manyathela is a transport operator with a number of commuter omnibuses plying the Makwe-Gwanda route.
Last week business came to a halt at the terminus as a group of men being led by Calvin Nyathi meted justice on Manyathela.
“Manyathela has a bad tendency of sleeping with married women from the village. He easily wins their hearts by allowing them to have free rides in his kombis.
“The Nyathi brothers are the ones who started noise as Manyathela snatched Naison’s wife and moved her to Gwanda where he is renting her a house.
“So when they raised the issue, a number of men supported them and they agreed that it was high time Manyathela’s bad habit was put to an end before all women in the area became his,” said the source.
During the scuffle, one of Manyathela’s friends who tried to be a peacemaker was also beaten by Calvin Nyathi.
However, Manyathela didn’t want to talk about the issue.
“Who told you that? There is nothing I can tell you,” said Manyathela
It came out that on Monday there are some villagers who had a meeting and they want Manyathela’s commuter omnibuses stopped from operating the Makwe-Gwanda route.
“Some men feel uncomfortable and they are trying to come up with a petition where they will all sign and tell elders that Manyathela’s commuter omnibuses should change route.
“The matter will be finalised next week,” said one villager Mlungisi Dube.