A 20-year-old man from Old Lobengula allegedly went berserk and attacked a young woman after she turned down his love proposal.
Hillary Maphosa who was under the influence of alcohol when he savagely attacked Gugulethu Mpala (18) was arrested and charged with assault.
Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident to a local tabloid saying;
“I can confirm that we arrested a man who assaulted an 18-year-old lady for turning down his love proposal,” said Asst Insp Msebele.
According to a source close to investigations, Hillary approached Gugulethu and proposed love to her.
However, Gugulethu frankly told Hillary that she was not interested in him and turned down his love proposal.
Unfortunately, that did not go down well with Hillary who charged at the unsuspecting Gugulethu who was heading home and started hurling insults at her.
Hillary went on to grab her left hand and twisted it. He then hit her with fists on the head and face.
Gugulethu bled from the mouth and nose and passed out.
Luckily, a Good Samaritan conducted first aid on her and after about 20 minutes she was revived.
A relative accompanied her to a police station to make a report leading to Hillary’s arrest.
Gugulethu was later referred to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Asst Insp Msebele urged community members to live in harmony with each other and said barbaric behavior would not be tolerated.