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Brother axes sister over rent


A squabble over money from a family house rentals in Glen View nearly turned fatal last week when a 40-year-old man struck his sister on the forehead with an axe.

Zuva Chatanga was arrested last Wednesday after viciously attacking his sister, Shamiso Chatanga, who is said to be resident at the family house.

The incident, which left Glen View community shell-shocked, is said to have occurred when Chatanga paid his sister a visit and demanded money she allegedly collected as rentals from the family house.

It is alleged Chatanga further accused his sister of contributing to the suffering of his children.
It was not clear in the court papers how much money was involved. Chatanga is alleged to have charged towards his sister, armed with an axe and struck her three times leaving her lying in a pool of blood before he disappeared.

Chatanga was not asked to plead when he appeared before regional magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi facing a charge of attempted murder and was remanded in custody to July 13 for trial. The State was represented by Rufaro Mhandu.

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