Woman charged with attempted murder after stabbing 13-year-old boy for beating her 7-year-old son

In a disturbing development, a 33-year-old woman from Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed a 13-year-old boy who had assaulted her minor son.

 Monalisa Choguya of 188 Single Quarters , Zimbabwe is alleged to have stabbed Tonderai Kamhuka of 1644B, Single Quarters, Mpata with a knife so as to avenge her 7-year-old son who was assaulted by the teenager.

Mashonaland West police spokesperson, Inspector Margaret Chitove confirmed the incident which happened on the 23rd of February 2021 at around 10 am.

On a fateful day, the seven-year-old child (name not supplied) is alleged to have trespassed into the complainant’s yard which resulted in Tonderai beating the minor who ran home and informed his mother.

Tonderai pursued the child to his house where he was confronted by the now accused woman and she asked him why he was beating up her child.

An altercation ensued between the two as the teenager became angry and charged towards her with a lemon tree branch which he used as a switch to repeatedly flog Choguya.

Enraged Choguya retreated into her house and armed herself with a knife which she used to stab him once on the back of the head and in the stomach.

According to New Zimbabwe, Tonderai sustained a deep wound in the stomach which left his bowels protruding and a deep gush on the back of the head following the heinous attack.  The accused also sustained a cut on her left hand.

The matter was reported to police who attended the scene and arrested Choguya.

Meanwhile, Tonderai was rushed to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital for treatment before being transferred to Parirenyatwa for further management.

He is currently battling for his life as his condition is reportedly critical.


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