A 28-year-old Kadoma woman was recently axed several times by the father of her two children, leaving her with multiple wounds and mutilated legs, following a misunderstanding.
Precious Sungayi of Arundel Farm is admitted at Kadoma General Hospital.
She was axed by Mike Tenene several times while she was sleeping in their farm house.
Tenene is reportedly on the run.
The couple’s marriage is said to have been shaking for sometime.
H-Metro is informed Precious’ parents have been calling her to come back to their rural home in Muzarabani but she turned down their offers.
Narrating the events that led to the fateful day, her younger sister, Sarah, said the mother of two was lucky to be alive.
“Precious’ marriage to Mike was not a rosy one but she has been hanging on despite our parents’ call for her to come back home in Muzarabani.
“Our parents sent me to take her back to Muzarabani but she refused to leave Tenene.
“I tried to talk to her several times but she could not listen to me and I later found employment at Battlefields.
“But, she was always calling me telling me about their marital problems, which forced me to come back to Kadoma to stay with her,” she said.
Sarah said she also tried to give the couple some counselling but to no avail.
“I tried to talk to Mike but he said there were no problems, little did I realise that he had hatched a plan to commit this crime.
“On the day in question, Mike returned home after visiting a relative and we were sleeping, the six of us — Mike, Precious, their two children, Mike’s sister and myself — in one room.
“Around 8pm, all hell broke loose when Mike woke up and started demanding back his US$100 he had given Precious as a token for forgiveness after the two had been counselled by a relative.
“Precious could not get up as she was struck by an axe on the hip.
“I then asked Mike what had become of him but he continued striking Precious demanding his money back.
“He also struck me with the axe on my shoulder but I forced the door open and ran to the shops about 200 metres away, calling for help, and telling people that Mike was killing his wife with an axe.
“Upon returning, with other people, we found Precious lying in a pool of blood with Mike having disappeared into the dark,” said Sarah.
She said they were now appealing for help to save Precious’ life
“With the state that Precious finds herself in now, we are appealing for help to settle her hospital bills, which are running into hundreds of dollars, and a wheelchair for her mobility.
“If Precious had listened to our parents, and other relatives, she would not have found herself in this situation.
“Our father is blind and our mother is late and we have no resources for them to come to Kadoma to see her.
“So, as a family, we’re looking for help to settle her hospital bills and a wheelchair when she is discharged from the hospital, “said Sarah.