Mabutweni ‘mur­derer’ in court

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma Court Re­porter

A BULAWAYO man who al­legedly stabbed his lover’s ex-hus­band in Mabutweni sub­urb, lead­ing to his death, ap­peared in court yes­ter­day fac­ing mur­der charges along­side his lover.

Mar­gret Komba (47) and Daniel Nor­man Moyo briefly ap­peared be­fore Western Com­mon­age mag­is­trate Ms Tancy Dube.

She did not ask them to plead and re­manded them in cus­tody to Novem­ber 22.

Prose­cut­ing, Ms Ma­gret Takawira told the court that on Sun­day, the duo al­legedly stabbed Collen Mu­leya on his arm.

“On Novem­ber 5 in Mabutweni sub­urb, Bulawayo, Mar­gret Komba and Daniel Nor­man Moyo un­law­fully caused the death of a per­son named Collen Mu­leya by stab­bing him on the right hand,” said the prose­cu­tor.

Mu­leya, 52, died in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing af­ter bleed­ing from the right arm where he had been al­legedly stabbed by his ri­val, Moyo from Mpopoma sub­urb.

Mu­leya’s ex-wife Komba had re­port­edly brought Moyo to her home around mid­night and the two love­birds found Mu­leya there, re­sult­ing in a fight.

The house re­port­edly be­longs to Ms Komba’s late sis­ter.

When The Chron­i­cle ar­rived at the house on Sun­day morn­ing, there were splashes of blood out­side the house, on the walls and win­dows with the po­lice hav­ing al­ready taken away the body.

Mu­leya and Komba’s son, Mr Shep­herd Mu­leya (24) who stays at an­other house in the sub­urb, told The Chron­i­cle that he watched his father die as they were wait­ing for trans­port to take him to the hospi­tal.

“I was at the Mabutweni shop­ping cen­tre, where I work as a disc jockey when my younger brother, 17, who stays at home, came to me run­ning. He was ter­ri­fied and could not tell me what was go­ing on. He pulled me by the hand and showed me our father ly­ing on the ground.

“He had car­ried him from home to the mar­ket, near the shops, so that we could or­gan­ise trans­port to take him to the hospi­tal. All he could tell me was that he had a fight with our mother,” said Shep­herd.

“Our mother is ill and she’s al­ways in and out of hospi­tal. They’ve al­ways had mis­un­der­stand­ings but I thought it was im­pos­si­ble for her to at­tack him and leave him for dead.”

The two failed to get trans­port to take their father to the hospi­tal and they watched him die. Shep­herd said his par­ents, who had seven chil­dren to­gether, were no longer hus­band and wife although his father would visit oc­ca­sion­ally to see his chil­dren. — @andile_t­shuma

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