By Romeo Takundwa
A 43-year-old gender-based violence survivor, Enita Manyara from Retreat Farm in Mazowe is still living in pain a year after she was axed by her husband following a domestic dispute.
The axe stayed in her head for four (4) days before it was removed by doctors.
Speaking to Bustop TV, Manyara narrated her ordeal. She said she was hit with an axe by her husband, Virimai Mambezo who was accusing her of infidelity.
After the incident, Kambezo committed suicide.
“My late husband hit me on the head with an axe accusing me of cheating on him with another man. The axe stayed in my head for four good days before it was removed by doctors.
“Ever since l cannot do anything, l cannot even go to the toilet nor can l do any household chores including fetching water or collecting firewood as l cannot carry anything on my head,” she said.
Manyara is appealing for help in either cash or kind.
Her 10-year-old daughter is her only source of inspiration. She does all the house chores and source for food for her single parent.
“I would want a proper toilet, close to the water source because my 10-year-old daughter has to go for nearly two kilometres daily to the nearest water source, considering her age, l just feel sorry for her.
“l also want capital so that l can place orders for my tuckshop, my brother built me a tuckshop, but it is empty right now because I couldn’t get capital to stock it,” she added.
Doctors said Manyara can recuperate with physiotherapy and medication, however all that requires money.
All those willing to help her can locate her at Retreat Farm in Mazowe District Mashonaland Central Province.