By Branton Matondo
Police recently confirmed the death of two men from Silobela over girlfriend affairs.
While addressing journalist on a virtual platform, Midlands Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the two identified as Blessed Sibanda (25) and Hillary Maphosa (21) were brawling with other two suspects over girl friend issues.
He said, “Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms investigating the murder of two who were stabbed to death by a knife. The incident occurred at Cross roads Business Centre, Silobela on 29 January 2022 at about 0030 hours.
The now deceased two men have been identified as Blessed Sibanda aged 25 years of Madhambi village Chief Malisa, Silobela and Hillary Maphosa aged 21 years from Simangeta Village Chief Malisa, Silobela. They are alleged to have been drinking beer at Cross Roads Business Centre together with two other men cited as the suspects in the case; Talcott Mupasi aged 25 years and Agape Munashe Mupasi aged 21 years.”
Further circumstances in the report indicate that two alleged culprits reside at Silobela Business Centre.
“A misunderstanding arose between Blessed Sibanda and Talcott Mupasi over a girlfriend. The argument degenerated into a fist fight. Agape Munashe Mupasi intervened and started beating Sibanda. Talcott produced a knife and stabbed Sibanda at the back and he fell down,” added Mahoko.
Maphosa tried to intervene but was also jabbed in the process.
Another victim by the name Nqaba Ndlovu (26) was also stabbed on the chest whole trying to halt the malee.
Police reports indicate that two suspects fled from the scene leaving the three lying down in pools of blood.
“Police attended the scene. The three injured men were rushed to Kwekwe District Hospital where Sibanda and Maphosa were pronounced dead. Ndlovu is admitted at Kwekwe District Hospital and is receiving treatment. The two suspects were arrested and are in Police custody,” he said.
Police once again appeals to members of the public to always prioritize settling disputes through dialogue.