A DRUNK 20-year-old man from Old Lobengula suburb has been arrested for beating a lady, causing her to fall unconscious after she allegedly turned down his love proposal.
According to a source close to investigations, Hillary Maphosa (20) approached Gugulethu Mpala (18) and proposed love to her.
Gugulethu frankly told Hillary that she was not interested in him and turned down his love proposal. That did not go down well Hillary who grabbed her by her arm and twisted it.
“He charged at the unsuspecting Gugulethu who was heading home and hurled insults at her. He grabbed her by her left hand and twisted it. He then hit her with fists on the head and face,” said a source close to investigations.
Gugulethu bled from the mouth and nose and passed out, said the source.
A Good Samaritan conducted first aid on her and after about 20 minutes she revived, said the source.
A relative accompanied her to a police station to make a report leading to Hillary’s arrest.
Gugulethu was referred to hospital.
Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm that we arrested a man who assaulted an 18-year-old lady for turning down his love proposal,” said Asst Insp Msebele.
Asst Insp Msebele urged community members to live in harmony with each other and said barbaric behaviour would not be tolerated.
“Barbaric behaviour is not tolerated in our society and let me warn the would-be offenders that the long arm of the law will soon catch up with them,” she warned.