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Man stabbed over prostitute

by Staff reporter
29 May 2013 at 03:25hrs | Views
Police in Gweru have arrested a 19-year-old from Riverside in Gweru after he allegedly fatally stabbed a rival suitor with a broken beer bottle in the stomach following a misunderstanding over a prostitute.

Acting Midlands police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident, which occurred last Thursday at Main Street Bar at around 8pm. By yesterday news going around was that the fight was over a girlfriend, but it has since come to light that it was a hooker.

Insp Mahoko said Mduduzi Makamu fatally stabbed Farai Chibvura (21) of Thornhill Airbase in Gweru in a fight over a prostitute.

"We have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the murder of Farai Chibvura who died after he was stabbed on the stomach by a broken bottle while drinking beer at a beerhall.

"Investigations show that the two had a misunderstanding over a prostitute who was drinking beer in the same bar," he said.

Insp Mahoko said on the fateful day, the now deceased Chibvura was drinking beer at Main Street Bar in the company of Tichaona Maweni (24) and Ernest Musithu (24) both of Thornhill Airbase when they saw the suspect Makamu, in the company of a prostitute he had hired.

He said the now deceased Chibvura then approached and confronted Makamu accusing him of snatching his girlfriend.

"A heated argument ensued between two, which later degenerated into a fist fight. Maweni intervened trying to restrain the two, but Makamu broke a beer bottle and stabbed Maweni on the cheek.

"The three were then ordered to leave the bar by the bar manager," he said.

Insp Mahoko said while outside, the fight continued between the now deceased Chibvura and Makamu leading to Makamu using the same broken bottle to stab his rival on the stomach.

"Makamu then stabbed Chibvura, ripping open his stomach before escaping from the scene of crime.

"Chibvura tried to walk towards his residence but collapsed and died on approaching Thornhill Airbase main entrance.

The deceased's body was discovered by Thomas Chivindiso who then made a report," he said.
Insp Mahoko said Makamu was later arrested after police investigations linked him to the crime.

"We appeal to members of the public to seek better ways of resolving disputes rather than resorting to violence," he said.

Source - herald