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Man stabs neighbour to death over water melons

by Staff reporter
19 May 2013 at 06:31hrs | Views
A Chivi man is facing murder charges after he allegedly stabbed to death a neighbour he had found stealing water melons and maize cobs from his field. Masvingo police spokesperson

Inspector Peter Zhanero revealed that Forward Dzingai (26), of Dzingai Village under Chief Mandlangove, is in police custody. Dzingai is said to have stabbed Elphas Honguda, from the same village, in the back with a kitchen knife, after he found him stealing from his field.

Insp Zhanero said the incident occurred on April 30 this year at around 8am.

"We have arrested one Forward Dzingai in connection with the murder of Elphas Honguda, who died due to injuries sustained from being stabbed several times with a kitchen knife. The deceased is said to have been caught stealing water melons and maize cobs from the accused's field," he said.

Insp Zhanero added that on the fateful day Honguda is said to have gone to Dzingai's field with the intention to steal maize cobs and water melons.  However, luck ran out for Honguda as Dzingai caught him in the act.

"After being stabbed several times Honguda managed to escape from the scene and was admitted to Chibi District Hospital where he died two days later," disclosed Insp Zhanero.

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