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    Tuesday, 24 September 2019

    Beitbridge man stabs, kills girlfriend, cousin in love triangle


    ELLEN MLAMBO
    BEITBRIDGE BUREAU

    BEITBRIDGE - Jortham Taruvinga, (30) of Light Industry, Beitbridge has been arrested and appeared in court after he allegedly stabbed and killed both his girlfriend Sithembiso Ncube (20) and his cousin Augustine Madzingwani after suspecting them of having an affair behind his back.
    Ncube who worked at Mbedzi Business Center stayed in Dulibadzimu and the cold blooded murder happened at around 11pm on Monday night.
    Taruvinga appeared before Beitbridge resident Magistrate Langton Mukwengi on Tuesday facing murder charges and was remanded in custody to October 1, 2019. Misheck Guwanda represented the State.
    The State alleges that Taruvinga went to pick up his girlfriend from her workplace with the intention of taking her to her place of residence. The two had been dating for a year and the accused suspected that her girlfriend was having an affair with Madzigwani.
    It is understood that deceased’s response as they drove home annoyed the accused who drew up an okapi knife and stabbed his lover three times on the throat and chest. The deceased opened the door and jumped out of the car but the accused followed her and stabbed her twice on the chest and she fell down.
    He left his girlfriend lying on the ground and proceeded to his place of residence at the Industrial Site and found Madzingwani at home.
    He allegedly stabbed Madzingwani several times with the okapi before driving off. A neighbor rushed to the scene after and found Madzingwani who was screaning for help lying in a pool of blood.
    The neighbor called the owner of the premises who called the Police and ambulance. While Police was on its way to attend the scene, they met an informant who had seen Ncube attacking Ncube and they also attended that scene.
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