A 47-YEAR-OLD woman allegedly stabbed her 27-year- old lover who later died on his way to hospital.
It is said Ishmael Mungaru (27) visited his lover Molly Ncube and upon arrival the two lovebirds had an altercation.
As a result Mungaru assaulted his lover and in retaliation Ncube stabbed him with a kitchen knife on the upper left arm leading to the rupture of his artery.
According to a source close to investigations Mungaru sought treatment at Victoria Falls Hospital without a police report and received treatment. He was treated and discharged on the same day.
It is said on that same day Ncube reported a case of domestic violence against Mungaru at Victoria Falls police station.
Things got nasty for him. “After he was discharged from the hospital he was later arrested for domestic violence,”said the source.
He appeared before Victoria Falls court and was released on summons to December 3, 2018.
However, his health deteriorated as his wound continuously bled. As a result he revealed what led to his injury.
“He told his brother Khumbulani Sebele that he was stabbed by his lover Molly Ncube during an argument,” said the source.
He was then rushed to Victoria Falls Hospital but his condition further deteriorated. He was then ferried to Mpilo Hospital but he died near Hwange.
The deceased’s relatives arranged that a post mortem should be done.
According to a police source a post mortem was done at United Bulawayo Hospitals.
“The results showed that the Mungaru died due to acute anaemia, artery injury and a stab wound,” said the source.
As a result relatives decided to press a murder charge against Ncube.
A police source said Ncube was at large.
Matabeleland North police spokesperson Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese confirmed: “We are urging men not to suffer in silence. If this man (Mungaru) had reported that he was stabbed buy his lover (Ncube) something should have been done on time to save his life. Even women as well should not suffer in silence, they should report any cases of abuse perpetrated on them,” she said.