20 February 2007

Zimbabwe: Woman Accused of Biting Off Sister's Lip Over Tombstone Row

Harare — A GLEN VIEW woman recently bit off her younger sister's lower lip after they were involved in an altercation concerning their late brother's tombstone.

It is alleged that the sisters -- Beauty Tunha and Siphelile Magaya -- together with their brother George Nyandoro, converged at Magaya's place to discuss issues concerning the installation of a gravestone at their late brother's grave.

Nyandoro suggested that the two sisters contribute and buy a bag of cement. He said he was going to purchase the other bag.

But this did not go down well with Tunha, who opposed the idea, saying Magaya was supposed to buy the cement this time around since she had bought the cement that was used to build their late mother's grave.

As the argument continued, Tunha suddenly rose from her chair and started assaulting her younger sister, biting off her lower lip.

Nyandoro intervened and managed to stop Tunha from further assaulting Magaya.

Realising that she had injured her sister, Tunha voluntarily went to Glen View Police Station and reported the matter.

She was subsequently arrested.

Tunha's son took Mrs Magaya to Glen View Clinic where she was treated.

Police confirmed the incident and said Tunha was still in custody pending a court appearance soon.

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