THE Guruve woman, who had a close shave with death after being stabbed all over her body by her husband, needs our entire country’s support.
She also needs professional counselling to overcome the trauma she suffered during the savage attack.
The 30-year-old woman was attacked by her husband after she confronted him for squandering proceeds from tobacco sales.
The man is believed to have made the same mistake last year after he got a bumper harvest.
Out of shame, the man (46) ripped the woman’s abdomen, leaving her battling for her life.
The man could not stand watching his wife “dying” and went on to commit suicide.
By the grace of God, the woman survived but she is still in desperate need of help.
The matter, which has grabbed headlines, has touched the hearts of many.
She is now appealing for US$1200 to clear her hospital bills after she was discharged.
The hospital staff have advised the family to settle the bills as soon as possible.
There are also fears that they might end up adding interest if the bills are not cleared on time.
The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development has condemned the attack and appealed to well-wishers to assist the family in clearing its bills.
The Ministry, in condemning the barbaric act, also urged people to resort to dialogue whenever they are confronted with some personal issues.
Such cases are common during this time of the year when farmers get their proceeds from farm produce.
Farmers should learn to plan for the future when they receive their dues after selling their farm produce.
Proper planning will help to ease such cases of domestic violence, which can end up in tragedy.
In the Guruve case, we could have lost two lives had it not been for God’s intervention.
The death of the farmer could have been avoided if he had not squandered his money.
Farmers should know their priorities when they get their money from the sale of their farm produce.
Over the years, we have carried stories of farmers who squander their money with sex workers.
Others have lost their money to crooks or robbers.
All this can only be avoided if farmers know their priority and how they can use their money once they get paid for their hard work.
It is also for farmers to involve their wives when planning how to spend their money.
The involvement of spouses is important as they would have played their part in the whole farming chain.
Recklessness should be avoided at all cost to ensure that we don’t experience such cases of domestic violence.
Violence should be condemned in its strongest terms.
The 30-year-old woman is still in trauma and needs our help as Zimbabweans.
We hope that the woman gets a Good Samaritan who is ready to assist her by settling the ballooning hospital bills.