MUTARE — In a fit of rage, a 30-year-old woman killed her boyfriend by smacking him on the head with an empty beer bottle over a phone call he had received.
BY CLAYTON MASEKESA
Winnet Manhanga last week appeared before Mutare magistrate, Charles Murove facing murder charges.
She was ordered to apply for bail at the High Court.
It is alleged that on December 22 last year, Manhanga and her boyfriend Simon Masukuse (33) were drinking beer at a bottle store in Chikanga high-density suburb.
Masukuse received a phone call from an unknown person. Manhanga demanded to know who had called but Masukuse failed to give a satisfactory answer.
The two quarrelled and the accused picked an empty beer bottle and hit Masukuse several times on the forehead.
Masukuse was ferried to Mutare General Hospital where he was admitted after he had lost a lot of blood.
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It is further alleged that Masukuse was later released on December 26 after his condition improved. He, however, started complaining of a headache the following day and his condition deteriorated.
He died on December 30 last year. Police made investigations leading to Manhanga’s arrest. Nelson Makunyire prosecuted.