Fight over man turns deadly as woman dies after rival hired thugs to beat her up


A Zimbabwean woman is now facing murder charges after hiring thugs to beat up her rivals over a man.

Rebecca Masawi and also the thugs she hired; Zvikomborero Zvikoni, Liberty Guruve and Tendai Dhai are now facing murder, kidnapping and robbery charges after one among the ladies who was assaulted died. 

According to court documents, Masawi was so incensed that two other women had interests in a man she wanted and she came up with an idea to go after them. the 2 victims weren't named within the court papers.

Masawi and the thugs reportedly visited victims’ homes after midnight on July 31, 2020, using a vehicle without number plates. The thugs would pretend to be cops 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 a number of the belongings.

After getting the 2 victims into their car, the bogus cops drove them to Lake Chivero where they proceeded to assault them viciously. They were beaten mercilessly and 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 2 terrified women to the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals before they were mentioned Chitungwiza General Hospital where one among 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.

Following over a month investigation into the case, the police discovered that Zvikoni was using the dead woman’s mobile phone. He was arrested on September 26 and after questioning, he implicated Guruve and Dhai within the crime. He also revealed that they were hired by Rebecca Masawi.

Rebecca Masawi appeared before Harare magistrate, Mrs Barbra Mateko on Monday September 28 to face the charges levelled against her.

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