A MAN from Lupane allegedly undressed and axed a man that he suspected to be having an affair with his wife.
Qinisani Tshuma allegedly attacked Mr Washington Ncube (36) from Mbungu village under chief Masola in Gokwe, striking him with an axe several times on the body after finding him seated at his homestead with his wife.
Mr Ncube is batting for life at St Lukes Mission Hospital and Tshuma has been arrested.
The incident occurred on Monday at around 8PM.
Mr Ncube, who is a shop keeper at Sinqobile Business Centre, is alledged to have been at the homestead to collect a Nokia cellphone that he had left being charged.
Apparently Tshuma did not believe his story. He thought Ncube was having an affair with his 22-year-old wife, Junior Nyathi.
The neighbour said Tshuma accused his wife of infidelity and rushed into his bedroom and grabbed an axe. He forced marched the two into his bedroom. He locked the door before ordering Ncube to undress.
He then struck him twice at the back of both his knees using the back of the axe and once Ncube was on the ground, he further struck him twice in the head with the sharp end of the axe and once on the mouth.
He went to inform the village head, Mrs Viola Dube, of what had transpired.
Mr Ncube allegedly suffered a fractured skull, a number of loose teeth and lacerations on the body due to the assault.
It is alleged he also lost $100 and his cellphone.
Source : Bulawayo24