Enraged man attempts to cut off lover’s hands
A woman who escaped death by a whisker after her enraged lover attempted to amputate her hands is fighting for her life at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone.
The ugly incident happened in Thamaga last Saturday when the dangerous lover who had raped and nearly killed the woman before he struck again.
As soon as he was granted bail for threat to kill and rape charges, Kedibonye Shoko, armed with an iron rod and a grass cutter headed for her lover, Emang Ramakadi’s house where he broke a window pane to gain access.
Ramakadi’s Mother, Boikhutso Ralebekwa who witnessed the horrible attack told of how the terrifying giant of a man did not utter a word as he battered her 29- year- old daughter with an iron rod in their full view.
“There were three of us in the room. He hit her all over the body until she passed out. All this happened in my full view. I screamed for help at the top of my voice but none of my neighbours came out to help although they could hear me pleading with this man for mercy and calling for help. We also phoned the police but they took long to arrive,” the devastated mother said.
Ramakadi had an on- off and on again relationship with Shoko for almost six years. They have a daughter in standard 3.
Their relationship according to Emang’s sister, Amogelang Ramakadi was an unhealthy one.
“ Sometime back the two had a fight in which this man forced my sister to swallow a packet full of Anti Retroviral Drugs (ARV’s) in an attempt to kill her. He also raped her. The matter was reported to the police, who might have angered Shoko.” Amogelang explained.
The police have since engaged the services of a helicopter to hunt down the suspect who has disappeared into thin air.
At the time of going to press the search was still on while Ramakadi was being treated for severe head, shoulders, chest, legs and left arm injuries at Princess Marina Hospital.
The devastated family also appealed to members of the public to help find the suspect.
“We don’t even have transport money to check on her at the hospital let alone to bring her fruits,” Ralebekwa said.