A Mberengwa man was recently jailed for 10 years after he chopped off his lover’s ring finger with a machete to ensure that she will not wear any other suitor’s ring.
The victim, Linnet Chihora, 25, had told her lover Promise Moyo, 27, that she was ending their courtship when she was attacked on her finger and palm.
Moyo allegedly attempted to chop off the palm of Chihora hand as well. He appeared before Regional Magistrate Phathekile Msipa facing a murder charge.
Moyo will, however, serve an effective seven years after three years of the sentence were conditionally suspended.
Prosecuting, Talent Tadenyika said the incident occurred on 10 February 2020 after Moyo, Chihora and a neighbour Sibusisiwe Nyoni went to see the village head to discuss issues concerning the strained relationship.
Apparently, the village head was not able to reconcile two because on their from his residence around midnight, Moyo attacked Chihora with a machete.
Nyoni managed to stop Moyo from further assaulting Chihora and took her to the hospital.