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Assailants stab woman


CHINHOYI — A Chikonohono woman, Thandiwe Sandra Ngwerema, escaped death by a whisker after she was allegedly stabbed twice by two unknown assailants resulting in some of her intenstines gushing out while taking a stroll with her estranged husband in Nyabira last Saturday.

She had to be ferried home by the husband Terence Gavi (23), who later took her to Harare Central Hospital for treatment.

The incident happened on April 7 around 1:30pm, when after visiting her husband, the two decided to take a stroll around a maize field and passed a white open truck with no occupants.

After they had passed the vehicle, Ngwerema excused herself as she wanted to go and relieve herself.

It is alleged that she got into some tall grass.

After about five minutes, the husband heard her screaming, rushed to where she was and discovered she had been stabbed by a knife.

The complainant was stabbed once on the back of her right ear and once on the left side of the stomach, resulting in her intestines gushing out.

They noticed two unidentified people running away and jumping into the parked white truck. The two accused persons drove away towards Mizpah Farm.

Gavi took his wife home from where she was later rushed to Harare Central Hospital. She was immediately operated on in an effort to save her life.

The matter was reported to Nyabira police who attended to the scene of the crime.

Mashonaland West provincial police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara said no arrests had been made and investigations were still in progress.

“We are still to ascertain the motive behind the attack and we are appealing to members of the public to give the police any useful information so that the accused persons can be brought to book,” Mabgweazara said.

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