A Bulawayo hairdresser reportedly stabbed a rival to death in a fight over a client on Wednesday.
Ayanda Moyo, 29, reportedly stabbed Claitos Muzorori, 38, of Old Magwegwe with a knife on the left shoulder and left him lying unconscious in a pool of blood along Lobengula Street between 5th and 6th Avenue in Bulawayo. The incident occurred around 4 PM.
Moyo was arrested by police officers from Cowdray Park suburb at the scene after members of the public identified him.
Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.
He said two officers were on patrol on 26 May 2021 when they spotted a crowd which was gathered along Lobengula street between 5th and 6th avenues.
The two officers reportedly found Muzorori lying unconscious in a pool of blood with a stab wound on the left side of the chest below the left shoulder. The two hairdressers were reportedly fighting over a client.
Insp Ncube said police carried out an investigation at the scene with help from members of the public. From this, the suspect was found together with the weapon.
Insp Ncube said the deceased was ferried to Mpilo central hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival The Chronicle reports.
In other news, iHarare reported that a Shurugwi man was so distraught after he lost a physical fight to his wife that he responded by burning down the family home in an attempt to cover for his humiliation.
Jabulani Ncube of plot 6 Manokore Farm in Shurugwi made the drastic decision to burn down his own home after his wife Susan Nhongo (41) gave him a thorough hiding during a domestic violence brawl.