03 April 2017, GUTU - An adulterous pair from Gutu died last week in a suspected runyoka incident when they failed to separate from each other after they had met clandestinely for their usual sexual escapades near Gutu Mission.
TellZim News was informed that the pair, whose names were not released were having an extra marital affair behind the married woman's husband's back. The man involved in the affair was employed at Gutu Mission as a security guard while the woman was a housewife.
The pair met as usual on March 5, 2017 and went missing from that date until their bodies were discovered in an advanced state of decomposition last week on Monday. Villagers who spoke to this publication said the woman's husband had heard of the affair and allegedly 'fenced' his wife.
"What happened is that after being intimate the pair became locked together and could not separate from each other. They should have shouted for help but must have been ashamed of being found in such a compromising position and thus decided to forcibly separate.
"That is how the most probably died. The husband knew that they were having an affair and must have fenced his wife with runyoka," the villagers said.
Photos circulating on social media platform, Whatsapp, in Gutu last week showed the woman's body stark naked with her lover half dressed in a white pair of trousers lying next to her.
Piniel Mafuranhunzi, a traditional healer, said runyoka was not very common in Gutu but it was possible that the woman was fenced without her knowledge.
"She would have stopped the affair had she known that she was fenced. Fencing women is not encouraged as it takes away life unnecessarily," he said.
While the bodies were collected for post mortem on Tuesday last week police in Gutu could not shed any light on the issue.local