By Sukuoluhle Ndlovu
Masvingo – In an act of passion driven violence, jealousy drove a Masvingo man into killing his ex wife’s new lover.
Sources say the two had just dated for five days.
The incident took place on the 29th of December at around 10pm in Mkwasine as confirmed by the Masvingo Police Spokesperson, Inspector Charity Mazula.
It is said that Rumbidzai Chauke 22 was seated at her compound in Mkwasine with her 2months year old son together with her lover, the deceased Tawanda Chiguvi 32 and the door was locked.
The accused persons, Johannes Sungiraimukanwa 36 and Daniel Madlaza 26 went to Chaukes’ place and knocked, broke the lock set and forced themselves inside. Upon this Chauke grabbed her baby and went outside leaving the deceased and the accused in the room.
The accused Johannes asked Tawanda why he was dating his ex wife. The two had separated last in 2018.Johannes did not give Tawanda the chance to respond at took out a double edged knife from a satchel Daniel was carrying.
He stabbed Tawanda on the right thigh and as Tawanda tried to run away he fell; and died instantly after only managing to run for about 50m.
Johannes went to his sister in law, Tendai Mashamba 46 that he had killed Tawanda.
Insp Mazula said that a man haunt has being launched against the two suspects whose whereabouts are currently unknown.