A sex worker who plies her trade in Victoria Falls was hospitalised after a prospective client brutally stabbed her in a dispute over payment.
The hapless lady of the night (identity withheld) is reported to have sustained life-threatening wounds after her client stabbed her when she asked for payment upfront.
The matter came to light before the magistrates’ court where the assailant, Simosenkosi Moyo (26) appeared facing attempted murder charges.
Prosecuting the case, Mr Arnold Moyo revealed that Moyo hired the sex worker at Busi Business Centre before proceeding to her place of residence where he later stabbed her three times.
‘On Saturday just after midnight, Moyo met a woman at Busi Business Centre and asked to have sex with her.
They proceeded to the complainant’s place of residence and upon arrival, the woman demanded payment upfront before they could have sex,’ said the prosecutor.
After being asked to make payment for the services, a seemingly cashless Moyo went ballistic. The woman was then forced to throw him out of her house. The court heard that Moyo complied and left her house.
To the woman’s surprise, Moyo returned a few minutes later and assaulted her. After the assault, a jilted Moyo then left the scene and allegedly waited at a distance.
He allegedly pounced on the woman as she left home intending to go to the nearby police base to report the matter. Moyo stabbed her once on the back, head and left arm.
Police officers manning the nearby base rushed to the scene and rescued the woman after she screamed for help.
Moyo was arrested at the scene and the woman was rushed to Victoria Falls Hospital where she is admitted.
Moyo was remanded in custody to March 30.
Victoria Falls magistrate Ms Lindiwe Maphosa presided over the case.