Jealousy and rage over a man recently turned deadly when a woman hired some thugs to beat two love rivals who in turn killed them.
The thugs seem to have followed their instructions with so much vigour better and savagely attacked the two women so badly, that one of the women needed surgery. Sadly, despite the surgery, she died as a result of the beating from the thugs. It had been reported that the woman behind the savage attacks is one Rebecca Masawi who has since been arrested. Masawi together with her hired thugs Zvikomborero Zvikoni, Liberty Guruve and Tendai Dhai are facing murder, kidnapping and robbery charges.
When the four appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko on Monday, they were not formally placed on remand as the police applied for a warrant of further detention. The police said that they needed to wrap up their investigations and wanted the four to go through indications.‘Giving indications’ refers to the process in which suspects walk the investigating officers through the crime scene showing where and how they performed specific acts. The four are expected to be back in court today.According to the state, Masawi was so incensed that two other women had interests in a man she wanted that she came up with an elaborate plan to go after them. The two victims were not named in the court papers.Rebecca Masawi and the thugs are reported to have gone to the victims’ homes after midnight on July 31, 2020, using a vehicle without number plates. The thugs would pretend to be police officers and would bang on the doors demanding entrance. Once the victims complied they were bundled and frog marched into the vehicle. The thugs also ransacked the homes and stole some of the belongings.After getting the two victims into their car, the bogus police officers drove them to Lake Chivero where they proceeded to assault them viciously.
The beating was so savage that the two women were left with broken legs.The two victims were later rescued by passers-by who saw them and promptly called the police. The police took the two terrified women to the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals before they were referred to Chitungwiza General Hospital where one of them was operated on and discharged on August 3, 2020.Unfortunately, despite the surgery, she later passed on due to the injuries sustained during the brutal attack.More than a month later, things unravelled for the gang when the police discovered that Zvikoni was using the dead woman’s mobile phone. He was arrested on September 26. After questioning, he implicated Guruve and Dhai in the crime and said that they had been hired by Rebecca Masawi