A 32-year-old man from Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park suburb is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly stabbing his neighbour, also aged 32, over the weekend.
The accused person, Shelton Ndlovu, left the complainant, whom he accused of being in love with his girlfriend, with an open wound on the stomach while his intestines were protruding.
“On 18 June 2022 at around 1600 hours, the complainant aged 32 years was walking alone along an unnamed dust road near Seventh Day Adventist Church, Cowdray Park, Bulawayo. The accused person who was coming from the opposite direction confronted the complainant accusing him of being in love with his girlfriend and a misunderstanding arose,” said Bulawayo Police Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube.
He said the accused person then produced an okapi knife and stabbed the complainant once below the left ribs.
“On the same day complainant reported to the police who managed to arrest the accused person. The complainant sustained an open wound on the stomach and his intestines were protruding.”
Inspector Ncube said the complainant was ferried to Mpilo Hospital where he is admitted and in a critical condition.
“We urge members of the public to solve their differences amicably and avoid the use of violence. Whenever there is disagreement, it is wise to engage a third party in form of friends, family members, elders, or even religious leaders instead of direct confrontations which may lead to violence or even loss of life,” he said.