A fifty-year-old woman from Binga reportedly struck her boyfriend with an axe at the back of the neck after he went to drink beer leaving her alone.
It is the state’s case that in March last year, the accused, Saria Munkombwe of Siawara village under Chief Siachilaba and Mr Gilbert Mumpande of neighbouring Siafugama village under Chief Saba fell in love and arranged to visit each other’s homestead weekly on a rotational basis.
They agreed to spend a week at Munkombwe’s homestead and the following at Mr Mumpande’s.
In October of last year, the duo arrived at Mumpande’s homestead who left in the morning to drink beer at a neighbouring village only to return around 8 pm.
Munkombwe had gone when he returned and he then followed her to her homestead that is said to be about 20 km from his.
Munkombwe came out when he knocked on the door, became violent, pushed him and went back into the house to take an axe.
She struck Mumpane on the back of the neck causing him to bleed profusely. In the morning, she took the axe and handed herself to the police.
Munkombwe pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges when she appeared before Hwange regional magistrate Mr Collet Ncube.
She was remanded out of custody on her own cognisance to April 24 for the continuation of trial.