A Shurugwi miner who was in hospital battling for his life after his wife hired hitmen including her lover to kill him has narrated his ordeal at the hands of the hired would-be assassins, The Herald reports.
Derick Mudzengi narrated his story to the publication and said:
I thank God that I am alive, he said. The three were out to kill me, but God had other plans. They kidnapped me around 10pm and dragged me to a nearby bush and started attacking me all over the body using machetes.
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They were also using some knives to stab me on the feet, but some Good Samaritans came to my rescue. I now have permanent injuries, I can’t walk and only God knows if I will fully recover, but I am still trying to understand why my wife wanted to have me killed.
She was just supposed to ask for a divorce so she could move on, instead of seeking to end my life under such cruel circumstances when we have kids together.
Their intentions were clear, they were out to kill me because I tried to offer them money in a bid to save my life, but they told me they knew I had $150 only on me. They were very correct that I had that amount, meaning that they had some inside information.
Derick’s wife was initially arrested and her phone confiscated as it contained incriminating evidence of the crime she and her hitmen committed, but according to Mudzengi she was released and she has gone into hiding or might have skipped the country. Her lover Justin Mpfeka and his accomplices Nyasha and Lloyd are on the run.
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