Killed over ‘hooker’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Tanaka Mrewa

A MAN from Den­ver farm in Umguza has been ar­rested for al­legedly fa­tally stab­bing a drink­ing mate in a heated ar­gu­ment over a sus­pected pros­ti­tute. A court in Bu­l­awayo yes­ter­day heard how an ar­gu­ment en­sued when Zibu­siso Khu­malo ap­proached the hooker for sex out­side a bar where they were drink­ing on 10 Oc­to­ber. A man, whose name was not men­tioned in court, al­legedly at­tacked Khu­malo, claim­ing the woman was his girl­friend. The two fought fiercely us­ing an axe and a knife. K h uma l o al­legedly fa­tally stabbed his ri­val.

Khu­malo ap­peared be­fore Bu­l­awayo Mag­is­trate Miss Eve­lyn Mashavakure for ini­tial re­mand.

He was not asked to plead and re­manded in cus­tody to Oc­to­ber 25.

The court heard that Khu­malo was with two friends who are still at large when the ar­gu­ment erupted.

In his warned and cau­tioned state­ment, he claimed he stabbed the now de­ceased in self de­fence.

“He aimed an axe at my head and I ducked. He grazed my fore­head and mouth as he con­tin­ued try­ing to hit me. I sus­tained a light cut on the fore­head. His at­tack made me draw my Okapi knife. I did not in­tend to kill him, I just wanted to scare him off,” read the state­ment.

Prose­cut­ing, Miss Leean Nkomo told the court that the now de­ceased, whose name was not dis­closed in court, saw Khu­malo talk­ing to the hooker and claimed that she was his girl­friend.

“Ac­cused was in the com­pany of his two friends who are still at large. They had a heated ar­gu­ment over a pros­ti­tute. It ended in a fist fight. Ac­cused per­son drew an Okapi knife from his trousers pocket and stabbed the now de­ceased twice on the chest. The now de­ceased tried to run away but he even­tu­ally col­lapsed and died,” said Miss Nkomo.

“Ac­cused was caught by the po­lice. He ad­mit­ted to stab­bing the now de­ceased. An Okapi knife that was used to com­mit the of­fence was found in his pos­ses­sion. He made pos­i­tive in­di­ca­tions to the po­lice of where and how he had com­mit­ted the of­fence.” — @tan­nytkay

Zibu­siso Khu­malo

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