A 27-year-old man has been hospitalized after he was seriously injured by a machete for allegedly fondling his workmate`s wife in Zimbabwe.
Kesari Hungwe sustained two deep cuts and serious injuries on his legs after he was seriously assaulted by Moses Chazunguza aged 40, at around 7 pm on Sunday.
Both men are employed at a mining company called Nyamwiwa.
The company`s owner, Mr Wilson Nyamwiwa confirmed with journalists who rushed to the scene.
â€śYes my employees got into a misunderstanding and fought over a woman. The incident occurred at the business centre. Chazunguza approached Hungwe after a football match at the grounds which are behind the shops. He assaulted and injured him,â€ť he said.
â€śHungwe was rushed to the United Bulawayo Hospital where he is being treated. The two men could have talked could have talked the issue over and since a report had been made to police Chazunguza should have left the matter to police.â€ť
Bulawayo Police spokesperson Inspector Philisani Ndebele said Chazunguza was still at large.
â€śI can confirm that a man sustained serious injuries following the assault over alleged indecent assault matter. He sustained two deep cuts in the head and other injuries all over his body.â€ť He said.
Inspector Ndebele urged members of the public top refrain from engaging in acts of violence.
A employee at the mine who spoke on condition of anonymity said Chazunguza`s wife told her husband that Hungwe had fondled her earlier on that day.
â€śChazunguza`s wife alleges that she met Hungwe on a way in a bushy area and he dragged her and fondled her buttocks and breasts. She fought him away and managed to escape.
â€śShe reported the matter to police and before they could apprehend him, her husband had bashed him,â€ťsaid the source.
â€śThe husband approached Hungwe and before he could explain himself, Chazunguza attacked him with a machete. He also beat him very hard with an iron rod, all over the body. Noticing he had seriously injured him, he fled from the scene and is still in hiding.â€ť
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