MSU stu­dent stabs house­mate in fight over man

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Wynne Zanamwe

A MID­LANDS State Univer­sity stu­dent was sen­tenced to 18 months im­pris­on­ment af­ter she stabbed her house­mate, who she sus­pected was hav­ing an af­fair with her hus­band.

The stu­dent pum­melled her house­mate and stabbed her twice with a knife.

Sibu­sisiwe Sibanda (26) who re­sides in Senga, Gweru, pleaded guilty to as­sault be­fore mag­is­trate Ms Ju­dith Taruvinga.

The mag­is­trate sen­tenced her to 18 months but sus­pended three months on con­di­tion of good be­hav­iour.

Prose­cut­ing, Ms Chipo Chit­sunge told the court that on Novem­ber 2 at around 5PM Sibanda had a mis­un­der­stand­ing with Nyaradzo Mucheyi.

“Sibanda was ac­cus­ing Mucheyi of hav­ing a love af­fair with her hus­band. The ac­cused per­son went into the house and took a knife. She tripped the com­plainant, who fell to the ground. Sibanda sat on her chest and started chok­ing her.

“Us­ing the knife that she was hold­ing in her other hand, Sibanda stabbed the com­plainant once on her right shoul­der and once on the right cheek,” said Ms Chit­sunge. The court heard a fel­low house­mate res­cued Mucheyi. Mucheyi, the court heard, re­ported the mat­ter to the po­lice, lead­ing to Sibanda’s ar­rest.

“The com­plainant suf­fered some in­juries and was re­ferred to Gweru Gen­eral Hospi­tal where she was med­i­cally ex­am­ined and a med­i­cal re­port was com­piled,” said Ms Chit­sunge. — @wyn­nezane.

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