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    Zvishavane man slits girlfriend’s throat over missing beast



    VICTOR TIZIRAI
    ZVISHAVANE BUREAU

    ZVISHAVANE – A man from Zvishavane killed his 41-year-old girlfriend over a beast that went missing before proceeding to take his own life.
    Elliot Munikwa (44) of Ndumbe village under chief Masunda in Zvishavane used an okapi knife to cut off his girlfriend Ntombizodwa Muhlaba (41)'s throat.
    The now deceased Munikwa proceeded to hang himself from the roof of a thatched hut with a rope after the murder.
    The Mirror heard that Munikwa had a dispute with his girlfriend Muhlaba over the former's bull that went missing in June 2016. Munikwa accused his girlfriend and family of stealing the bull. The matter was reported at Mabasa Police base where Munikwa, Muhlaba and her family settled the dispute and went home with the matter behind them.
    It is said that while at the Police base Muhlaba told the officers of a previous occasion where Munikwa pinned her down and threatened to kill her with a knife.
    However, Munikwa went to his girlfriend's homestead on the fateful day and sat aimlessly in the yard looking pensive and this was after their dispute was had already been settled by the Police.
    Muhlaba's mother sneaked out in fear of her life to inform neighbors about Muhlaba's presense. When she was 100m away she heard loud screams. Muhlaba's brother who was also mentioned in connection with the missing beast returned home from the garden and found his sister in a pool of blood.
    He rushed to the bigger hut only to find Munikwa hanging from the roof.
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