RENCO MINE – Varaidzo Changa (23) from Changa village in Chief Nyajena will live to rue the day she snatched another woman's husband as she is now lying at Morgenster Hospital nursing a gruesome injury inflicted on her by her love rival.
Changa was hacked by a hoe on her right leg by Memory Maribha who had discovered the illicit love affair between Changa and her husband Eddy Makwinya.
The incident happened at Matongo Farm in Mushawasha where Changa worked as a house maid at a certain village homestead.
Masvingo acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident and warned people not use violence to solve disputes.
"We urge people not to use violence when there is a misunderstanding. People should engage leaders to help them solve disputes," said Ass Insp Dhewa.
Sources said Maribha (25) from Muzenda village saw some racy messages and pictures in her husband's phone and she armed herself with a hoe before heading to the victim's place.
She found Changa busy at work and she savagely attacked her while accusing her of seeing her husband.
Changa was rushed to Jena Rural Hospital (Muchibwa) with an almost hacked-off leg but she was later transferred to Morgenster. A police report was then made at Renco Mine Police Station leading to Maribha's arrest.local