CHIVHU - Tinashe Mutume escaped death by a whisker after a violent attempted robbery around Philjen Country club area during the late hours of the night when he was coming from work.
The 27-year-old bar tender at Chivhu Hotel nearly lost his precious life and escaped with head injuries around 22:00 hrs.
"I heard queer sounds just after crossing the highway and within seconds I was down on the ground and in a pool of blood. It happened so fast that I cannot give a clear explanation.
"I was hit by a wooden pole on my head and before I could do anything else, I was struck on the shoulders twice and broke my hand," said Mutume.
He had to force himself to fight back after realising that the robbers were after his pocket.
"I had to look for something to fight back because they were after my pockets searching me all over and luckily I got hold of a wooden pole which I used to threaten the two guys and I disappeared from the scene but in so much pain," said Mutume.
He was later taken to Chivhu General Hospital for medical attention and was nursing head and shoulder injuries by the time of writing.
"My hand is still in pain although I am recovering well from the head injury I am not going to work because I am not yet fit," Mutume said.
A number of robbery cases have been reported in Chivhu in recent weeks and the Philjen area and Northwood residential location are now crime hotspots.
The Police have also issued a statement urging residents and members of the public to be vigilant in light of increasing robbery cases.local