A 40 year-old man from Chikwaya Village under Chief Chikwanda in Masvingo Rural is on the run after he allegedly attempted to rape his friend’s 34-year-old wife.
The incident happened three weeks ago.
Chief Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the incident and advised women not to walk alone in bushy areas especially in times like these when the grass is tall and there is a lot of cover.
Eulaeor Muzorori (28) told The Mirror that on Tuesday March 19, 2019, at around 7pm, Sakina Matebuka was coming from the market when she was approached by Walker Moyo (40) who allegedly hit her in the face with an empty beer bottle.
Moyo allegedly grabbed Matebuka on the neck while removing his pants in an attempt to rape her.
“He grabbed her on the neck and said he had a right to have sex with her since he was the go-between when the complainant and her husband married,” said Matebuka.
Brighton Chikwaya (36) who is related to Matebuka’s husband allegedly came to the rescue after he heard Matebuka screaming and the accused escaped from the scene.
Matabuka sustained face injuries and was hospitalized at Morgenster Mission Hospital.
Moyo’s whereabouts are not yet known.