MWENEZI – A man who allegedly kept on pestering his son-in-law to pay roora was savagely attacked and left with severe injuries that saw him being transferred from Neshuro District Hospital to Masvingo General Hospital for treatment.
Twenty-six-year-old Tafadzwa Pfumisidzai of Mfula Ranch under Chief Chitanga last week appeared before magistrate Honest Musiiwa facing charges of attempted murder.
Pfumisidzai told the court that he was acting in self-defence when he attacked Josias Musiwechivi who allegedly gave him a torrid time demanding that bride price for his daughter, who is married to Pfumisidzai, be paid in full.
"My father-in-law was the first to attack me. He confronted me and I tried to run away but he followed me into my bedroom pestering about the bride price," said Pfumisidzai.
The court heard that on July 13, Pfumisidzai had a misunderstanding with Musiwechivi over the issue of bride prize.
Pfumisidzai is said to have taken an unidentified sharp object to stab Musiwechivi on his face and on the head.
Musiwechivi sustained severe injuries as a result of the assault and was referred to Neshuro District Hospital from where he was further transferred to Masvingo General Hospital where he was said to be battling for his life.
The court remanded Pfumisidzai in custody and the case was due to continue by the time of going to print.
Willard Chasi appeared for the State.
In a similar case, a man was dragged to the civil court by his former mother-in-law who sought a protection order against him, claiming that he was persistently harassing her and demanding his bride price back.
Gladies Bhovoza of Matutu village under Chief Chitanga dragged her ex son-in-law, Adonia Ndebele of the same village, to the court saying Ndebele was demanding that she pays back the roora he paid before his marriage to her daughter broke down.
Musiiwa gave the protection order and ordered Ndebele to stop harassing his former mother-in-law.local