Man Escapes Death By A Whisker After A Fight Over Goats:
A 35-YEAR-OLD man from Kamativi in Hwange district escaped death by a whisker after a neighbour assaulted him with a metal bar in a fight over goats that strayed into a maize field.
Mr Bornwell Chuma (35) of Ndumichenga Village under Chief Nekatambe found Daniel Ngwenya’s goats in his field sometime last week and drove them to his homestead.
Upon arrival, a fight ensued between the two as Mr Chuma was not happy that Ngwenya did not show that he was sorry about what had happened.
During the fight, Ngwenya overpowered Chuma and allegedly picked up a metal bar and hit Mr Chuma once on the forehead causing him to collapse.
Ngwenya is reported to have struck Mr Chuma two more times on the legs and head as he lay on the ground resulting in him sustaining deep cuts on the forehead and legs.
Ngwenya appeared before Hwange magistrate Ms Barbara Phiri yesterday and was not asked to plead to attempted murder.
He was remanded in custody to April 2.
According to the Chronicle, details of the case are that Ngwenya’s six goats were grazing in Ndumichenga grazing area last week on Sunday when they strayed into Mr Chuma’s field.
Mr Chuma found the goats in his fields and drove them to Ngwenya’s homestead in the company of a neighbour Mr Trust Tshuma.
When they arrived at Ngwenya’s homestead, the court was told, Mr Chuma told Ngwenya to pen his goats but he allegedly did not show that he was sorry.
This did not go down well with Mr Chuma who charged at Ngwenya and punched him several times.
Seeing that he was being overpowered, Ngwenya allegedly picked a metal bar and struck Mr Chuma once on the forehead and he collapsed.
Ngwenya allegedly struck him two times on the legs and head as he lay on the ground.
Mr Chuma sustained a deep cut on the forehead and on both legs and was rushed to St Patrick’s Hospital where he was admitted before being transferred to Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo due to the seriousness of the injuries.
Ngwenya was arrested for attempted murder.