By Melissa Chikumba
A man has been arraigned before the courts for assaulting his wife with an axe after being overpowered in a fight.
George Chimukumbu stood before Kwekwe magistrate Samukeliso Gumbo facing charges of assaulting his wife using the end of an axe.
It is alleged that on 18 September 2020 a misunderstanding rose between Chimukumbu and his wife Fadzayi Musaru which led to a nasty fight.
Upon realizing that Chimukumbu was being overpowered by his wife he resorted to using an axe as his weapon where he used the back of an axe to hit his wife who sustained serious injuries on her hands thighs and legs .
The matter was postponed to 28 September 2020 because the court is still waiting for Musaru’s doctor’s report.
Issues of assault using weapons such as axes and machetes are on the rise in the province despite the Commanding Police in Kwekwe District issuing a statement recently prohibiting the display of catapults,machetes,axes,knobkerries ,swords,knivesor daggers or using these as weapons.