A fight over orange juice and biscuits between a couple ended in tragedy for a Chinhoyi woman, who was fatally stabbed on Thursday.
Faith Mhlanga (36) of 8570 Ruvimbo Phase 1, Chinhoyi, died after her lover Nelson Nhunge (55) stabbed her several times on the neck and chest.
According to sources, the couple had been living as husband and wife for the past 15 years.
Mashonaland West police spokesperson, Inspector Magaret Chitove told H-Metro that the incident happened on March 25 at around 11am.
On that day, Nhunge asked for orange juice and biscuits from Mhlanga, who refused arguing hubby was not providing food for the family.
This angered Nhunge, resulting in an altercation.
Said Chitove: “Nhunge, in a moment of madness, struck his wife with a pot on her left eye, resulting in its handle breaking. He went to another room before returning armed with a knife.
“Nhunge closed windows and locked the door from inside and continued assaulting Mhlanga. He stabbed her several times on the neck and chest resulting in her instant death?
A neighbour, Rangai Hunda, informed the police who attended the scene leading to Nhunge’s arrest. A relative of Mhlanga said she rushed to the death scene after her neighbours alerted her.
“When I got to the scene I saw Amai Ashley lying dead with stab wounds on her body. I enquired what had led to her killing and neighbors said it was a row over cool drink meant for their school-going kids.”
A vegetable vendor, who had earlier on talked to Mhlanga, said that she was given $50 to buy her mixed vegetables at the market.
Upon her return, the two had a brief conversation before Mhlanga went into her house.
Momentarily, there was noise as the couple started to fight, with Mhlanga screaming for help, narrated the vendor.
Nhunge then came out of the house with a blood-stained T-shirt, prompting fellow neighbours to panic.
Further narrated the vendor: “He looked menacing as he threatened anyone who dared come to his house. We never imagined he had killed his wife.”
Police urged members of the public to desist from violence in trying to solve domes-tic disputes.
“We continue to urge members of the public to observe the sanctity of life and to find better ways of solving disputes amicably.
They must desist from engaging in violent behavior so as to avoid loss of life,” said the police spokesperson.
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