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Man knifed to death in cellphone memory card row

by Marvelous Moyo
07 Jul 2014 at 05:18hrs | Views
A GWANDA man died yesterday after being stabbed in a misunderstanding over a cellphone memory card.

Tarisai "Bhawu" Ncube, 28, of Spitzkop North in Gwanda Town, met his death around 8AM when he was allegedly stabbed with a sharp kitchen knife on the left side of the chest by William Siwela.

The two men had allegedly fought over a memory card believed to have belonged to Ncube.

The incident happened outside Siwela's home  in Spitzkop North where it is believed Ncube had gone to collect the memory card.

Sources said Siwela went inside the house leaving Ncube waiting for him outside.

When he came back, sources said, Siwela was armed with a kitchen knife which he placed in one of his trousers pockets.

"Siwela came out of the house carrying a cellphone which he handed over to Ncube but he quickly drew a knife from his pocket and stabbed him once.

"He tried to stab him again, but failed after being restrained by Ncube," said a source.

Chronicle yesterday visited the two concerned families.

Although the suspect's mother declined to comment much on the matter, she confirmed that her son, Siwela, had been arrested on allegations of murdering another man.

Gwanda businessman and cousin brother to the deceased, Ntuseng Moyo, said he was shocked to learn of his brother's death.

"I was on my way from Colleen Bawn in the morning when I received a phone call being informed of the incident.

"I quickly rushed home and found that my brother had already been taken to hospital but within five minutes of my arrival, we were then informed that he had died of internal bleeding.

"I understand he was stabbed once on the left side of the chest in a row over a memory card," said Moyo.

The suspect is said to have fled the scene after realising that he had committed a serious offence.

"We heard that he was apprehended by police around the Zintec area after attempting to escape and I believe he is in police custody," added Moyo.

Source - chronicle
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