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A CHIMANIMANI woman is battling for her life in hospital after she was axed by her lover’s wife last week on Tuesday.

Rhoda Kashiri, 23, of Bumba Village under Chief Mutambara, was struck on the forehead once by neighbour Memory Garaopa and is admitted at Mutambara Hospital.

Garaopa has since been dragged before Mutare magistrate Anniah Ndiraya facing attempted murder charges.

She was remanded out of custody to May 18 on $30 bail and ordered to report to Cashel Police Station every once a month.

According to prosecutor, Garaopa got wind of Kashiri’s illicit affair with her husband Cando Nemakonde on May 1 this year. The love rivals are neighbours, their respective homes no more than 150 metres apart.

Around 2300 hours on the same day, Garaopa armed herself with an axe and proceeded to Kashiri’s homestead where she hid in the darkness, monitoring what was going on.

Garaopa’s husband is said to have then emerged from Kashiri’s bedroom and walked home.

However, before Kashiri locked her door, Garaopa budged in and found her love rival seating on her bed.

She struck Kashiri once on the forehead with the axe and vanished into the night.

Kashiri was rushed to hospital where her condition remains critical.

The attack was reported to the police, leading to Garaopa’s arrest.

Source : New Zimbabwe