Chipinge man battles for life after double machete attack


A CHIPINGE man is battling for life in hospital after he was struck twice with a machete by another man, who claimed he had an unfinished business with him and would make sure he kills him.

The assailant, Nhamo Mangiza (33), of Bwerudza village under Chief Mutema, appeared before Chipinge magistrate Joshua Nembaware yesterday and was not asked to plead to the attempted murder charge.

Mangiza was remanded in custody and asked to apply for bail at the High Court.

The State opposed bail, arguing that Mangiza was swearing that he would kill the complainant, as he had outstanding issues with him.

The prosecution also denied the accused bail, saying he was of no fixed aboard.

Prosecutor Shamiso Ncube told the court that on May 27, when Mangiza met the complainant Nesbert Mudirirei, he drew out a machete and struck him twice on the head.

Mudirirei fell down unconscious and when Mangiza realised that he had injured him, fled from the scene.

No one attempted to apprehend him.

Onlookers transported Mudirirei to Chipinge District Hospital, where he is battling for his life.

A manhunt was launched for Mangiza who was apprehended last week.

On his arrest, he told the police that he would kill Mudirirei because he had outstanding issues with him.

He, however, did not divulge what grudge he held against him.

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