BIKITA – Blessing Mabhucha Chimbirai (37), a convicted murderer who stabbed a Police officer to death in 2014 has committed suicide after a quarrel with his girlfriend.
Chimbirai drank rat poison tablets in front of his girlfriend Priscilla Chiore (27) on Friday after the later decided to terminate their relationship. Chimbirai who was convicted and jailed in 2014 was released through a Presidential pardon on medical grounds.
Acting Masvingo Police Spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident.
He said the incident happened at Runhare Village under Chief Marozva and Chimbirai died on admission at Silveira Mission Hospital.
Chimbirai stabbed a Police officer following an attempt to arrest him.
"I can confirm that at around 7am on May 5, 2017 Chimbirai went to see his girlfriend Chiore. There was a misunderstanding after Chiore indicated that she was no longer able to continue with the relationship. The deceased took rat poison tablets from his pockets and swallowed them in front of his girlfriend who later took him to hospital. He died at Silveira Hospital at around 1pm," said Dhewa.