A 34-year-old Bulawayo man died after he was stabbed by an unknown object in a brawl over a woman at a shebeen on Monday.
The now-deceased Nkosana Chipepera was drinking beer with a man only identified as Vincent before a fight broke out between the two over a woman called Thandolwenkosi Nkomo. Chipepera died on the spot after he was stabbed with an unknown object.
The Chronicle reports that Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident yesterday saying residents were so disappointed in those who continue running illegal shebeens during a deadly pandemic.
Inspector Ncube said the shebeen owner aged 53, identified as Sibanda, was also liable for breaking the law and providing services that led to a death.
He also said one of the patrons only known as Vincent had a misunderstanding with Chipepera over a woman whom they both claimed to be their girlfriend. Vincent took an unknown object and stabbed Nkosana below the armpit.
Nkosana collapsed in the sitting room while Vincent fled from the scene. An ambulance was called and upon arrival, they confirmed him dead and his body was taken to UBH after police attended the scene.
Insp Ncube appealed for information that may lead to the arrest of Vincent who is still on the run.