Hubby stabber on the run
The couple had an altercation over an undisclosed issue on November 27.
“The now deceased started assaulting Ncube and in retaliation she is suspected to have used a kitchen knife to stab him on the right arm thereby rupturing an artery,” said Chief Insp Makonese.
Mangari collapsed and was rushed to Victoria Falls Hospital where he was admitted.
Ncube on the other hand rushed to the police and reported a case of domestic violence against Mangari.
Mangari was arrested on November 26 when he went to the police to press charges after his discharge from hospital. Police said he did not disclose that he was stabbed. Mangari was taken to court and released on summons.
He visited Victoria Falls on three occasions and was treated and discharged.
His fourth visit was after he reportedly collapsed at the Immigration Offices as his family was applying for a one-day pass to take him to Livingstone, Zambia for treatment as his condition deteriorated.
Hospital authorities transferred him to Mpilo Central Hospital for blood transfusion and treatment.
He however died in an ambulance in Hwange on his way to Bulawayo.
Police opened murder investigations after a postmortem showed that Mangari died of acute anemia and artery injury.
The family, however, says a police officer who handled the case was aware that Mangari had been stabbed and put him in cells despite the fact that he was bleeding when he went to report a case against Ncube. — @ncubeleon.