A teenager from Matobo district, Zimbabwe fatally stabbed a neighbour after suspecting that he was having an affair with his girlfriend, police have reported.
Jokoniya Moyo (18) proceeded to Elliot Ncube's house in the same area at about 1am where Evidence Ncube (27) was staying and started assaulting him. Ncube tried to flee but Moyo caught up with him and stabbed him once on the left shoulder. Ncube died as a result of excessive bleeding.
Police spokesperson confirmed the incident that occurred last Wednesday. Police said Moyo suspected that Ncube was having an affair with his girlfriend, Thembelani Ncube (17), of the same village.
"Moyo proceeded to Ncube's house. He found Ncube sleeping in his room and woke him up and accused him of having an affair with his girlfriend," he said.
The inspector said Moyo went on to assault Ncube with fists on the face and Ncube tried to run away.
"Ncube tried to run away but Moyo caught up with him and stabbed him once on the left shoulder. Ncube collapsed and died from excessive bleeding," he said.
Police said a report was made leading to Moyo's arrest. He said Moyo was in custody and was assisting police with investigations. The body of the now deceased was taken to the hospital for post mortem.