Women Arrested for Kidnapping and Assaulting Mother of Accused AdulteressTendai and Shelter Zhuga [Image Credit: H-Metro]

Women Arrested for Kidnapping and Assaulting Mother of Accused Adulteress

In a shocking incident, three women were arrested for kidnapping and assaulting the mother of a small house, the woman they accused of having an affair with one of their husbands, in Dzivaresekwa.

Shelter Zhuga, 32, Tendai Zhuga, 30, and Tatenda Mhene, 32, stand accused of kidnapping and assaulting Catherine Kungetsambo, 45, the mother of Linnet Mangava, who was accused of dating Shelter’s husband, Alex Zindoga Mutizwa.

The Abduction

H-Metro reports that the three women and Mould Zhuga, who is currently on the run, were reported to have driven to Catherine’s house  in Dzivarasekwa 3 and forced her into their Honda CRV before driving to Shelter’s house in Tynwald South. They took turns assaulting Catherine, accusing her daughter of dating Shelter’s husband.

Police Statement

Harare provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, confirmed the arrest and appealed for information that may lead to the arrest of Mould.

“Police have arrested three women in connection with a kidnapping case,” said Insp Chakanza.

“Circumstances were that the four accused Linnet of having an affair with Shelter’s husband.”


The Horrifying Details

On April 10th, at around 7pm, Tatenda knocked on the door pretending to be Linnet’s friend. Catherine opened the door and followed Tatenda outside the yard where she met the other accused persons. They grabbed Catherine and bundled her into their car, threatening to shoot her.

The accused persons drove to Tendai Zhuga’s home while holding Catherine hostage. On arrival, they took Catherine into the house. Mould assaulted the complainant several times all over the body, and they forced her to call Linnet to come and rescue her.

However, instead of falling into the trap, Linnet reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of the three.

Their vehicle was also impounded.


The Suspects and Charges

Shelter Zhuga, Tendai Zhuga, and Tatenda Mhene have been charged with kidnapping and assault. The police are still searching for Mould Zhuga, the fourth suspect.