Drama in Gweru as woman axes a cop and a prostitute
A Gweru man petrol bombed a room belonging to his regular prostitute after she turned him down and took home another man.
The bombing of the room resulted in the whole house being gutted by fire. Sources said the six-roomed house is occupied by commercial sex workers. It is said the lady of the night, only identified as Beauty had reportedly refused to go with her regular “catch”, identified as Jack Tsikani (33).
Acting police spokesperson for Midlands province Assistant Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident, which occurred on Saturday night at House number 72 Maliwa Road in Mtapa suburb.
Asst Insp Mahoko also confirmed the arrest of the suspect Tsikani but could not give further details on the matter, saying investigations were still under way.
“I can confirm that police are investigating a case in which a house in Mtapa suburb belonging to one Mr Tawanda Nyoni was gutted by fire following a brawl involving one of the tenants and her lover. Police also arrested the suspect, Jack Tsikani (33) following the incident.
“We are, however, yet to get full details of the matter as investigations are still under way and police are treating the case as malicious damage to property,” he said.
Sources, however, told Chronicle that on the fateful day, the suspect, Tsikani who is now in police custody, was enjoying a night out with his girlfriend-cum- commercial sex worker, Beauty, at Salacco night club in Mtapa.
The two had been lured to the club by popular Harare-based comedian and musician, Freddy Manjalima, popularly known as “Kapfupi” who was performing.
“It was during that night that Beauty who is a well-known commercial sex worker later ditched Tsikani and took home another man. This did not go down well with Tsikani who followed the two lovebirds to Beauty’s lodgings at Number 72 Maliwa Road Mtapa.
The sources said the suspect then petrol bombed Beauty’s room resulting in the whole house being gutted by fire. They said following the incident, Beauty reported the matter to the police and led them to Tsikani’s house in the same suburb where he was then arrested.
“There was more drama at Tsikani’s house when his wife ran amok and struck Beauty with an axe on the head for leading the police to their house. One of the police officers who was investigating the case was also struck on the hand by Tsikani’s wife,” said the source.
Beauty confirmed the incident and the alleged assault by Tsikani’s wife. She said she was still admitted to Gweru Provincial Hospital when she was contacted for comment yesterday.