After reprimanding his sister about her date, a Zimunya man escaped death by a whisker after two failed attempts to run a car over him.
All hell broke loose after Tanaka Mukono saw his 19-year-old sister, Gracious Mukono, taking a walk with Elvis Nyanhete, his friend.
He quizzed the couple about their relationship but this did not go down well with Nyanhete, who went on to assault Tanaka.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident which happened at Zimunya Township last week.
“When Mukono saw his close friend Nyanhete taking a walk with his sister Gracious, he ordered her to stop dating him,” said Inspector Kakohwa.
“Nyanhete went on to assault Mukono before jumping into his vehicle with the intention of running over him. Nyanhete hit Tanaka with the front fender and the latter sustained an injury on his right leg.
“Nyanhete drove for about eight metres before making a U-turn in another attempt to run over Mukono. Fortunately he missed him,” said Inspector Kakohwa.
Mukono was rushed to the hospital and Nyanhete vanished from the scene. He is still at large.
“We are appealing to members of the public with information leading to Nyanhete’s arrest to contact their nearest police station,” said the provincial police spokesperson.
— Manica Post