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A 30 year-old man from Matabeleland South died after his neighbour allegedly stabbed him 13 times in a row over a woman, police have confirmed. Nkululeko Sibanda died after being stabbed by jilted Bekezela Mpofu, 40, on Sunday in Bhulu Village, in Mpoengs area. Mpofu suspected that his wife Bekezela Ndlovu, 25, was cheating him with Sibanda.

“We are investigating a case of murder which occurred in Bhulu area on Sunday night,” said Matabeleland South acting provincial police spokesperson, Sergeant Thabani Mkwananzi. “Nkululeko was murdered while at his homestead around 10pm and it appears the offence was committed by his neighbour.”

Sibanda was stabbed twice on the left rib, twice on the chest, once on the neck, five times on the left hand, twice on the right thigh and once on his right knee. His attacker Mpofu is on the run. Police investigators were told that neighbours heard the deceased screaming for help but couldn’t go and check.

“A sister in-law who stays in the same homestead heard Nkululeko screaming at night and saw people running out of the hut as she checked through the window,” added Sgt Mkwananzi. It was claimed Mpofu first stabbed his wife on the hip before force-marching her to Sibanda’s homestead where he allegedly stabbed his love rival to death.

Sibanda was found lying in a pool of blood by relatives and neighbours and police are investigating the motive of the murder. The row, according to Ndlovu, the wife, started on Sunday night when she returned from visiting a friend and her husband suspected she was cheating.

“He stabbed me on my thigh and then force marched me to Nkululeko’s home where we found him in bed with another woman, Flora Sibanda. My husband produced a knife and started attacking Nkululeko. “I tried to stop him with but he threatened to stab me and Flora and we fled,” said Ndlovu. The two women left Sibanda at the mercy of an angry Mpofu.

A report was made to the police leading to the manhunt.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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