MPANDAWANA – A Gutu woman recently fainted and went into a coma for about an hour at the Gutu Magistrates' Court while waiting for a case of assault involving her daughter's ex-boyfriend to be heard.
People who were at the court had to carry Zvidzai Gonese into one of her relative's vehicle and transport her to Gutu Rural Hospital for assistance to bring her back to consciousness.
Eyewitnesses said Zvidzai had accompanied her daughter Ruvimbo Gonese who was supposed to attend a case reported against Calvin Munhamo who had allegedly assaulted Ruvimbo and threatened to shoot her.
Sources said the woman fainted after learning that her daughter intended to withdraw all charges and tell the court that they were fake, having been made simply as a result of pressure from her parents.
"She was shocked to learn that her daughter had planned to turn against her and make a fool out of her in court. She was distraught and shaken. Unbeknown to her, Ruvimbo had secretly been communicating with Calvin through a new sim card and they had hatched a plan to set him free," said a source.
Zvidzai acknowledged in an interview TellZim News that she had been upset to hear that her own daughter had turned against her when all she was trying to do was help her.
"I was surprised after Calvin's lawyer, Philip Marava told me that Ruvimbo had sent messages to Calvin saying I had forced her to make-up the allegations and that the messages were going to be used as evidence in court. I was really disturbed," said Zvidzai.local