Police launch manhunt after man kills herdboy over girl

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Police have launched a manhunt for Edgar Moyo (21) of Somgolo village under Chief Mabhikwa, who allegedly stabbed a herdboy, Moyana Nyoni (29) over a 16-year-old girl both men were in love with.

Nyoni was stabbed once in the chest at around 11PM last Thursday and died the following morning on the way to St Lukes Hospital. A source said Nyoni, who came from Munana village under Chief Shana in Jambezi, was employed as a herdboy in Somgolo village in Lupane. The girl at the centre of the fatal fight allegedly lives with her parents at their homestead where Nyoni was stabbed.

Speaking to The Chronicle, Matabeleland North police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Eglon Nkala confirmed the incident. He said the suspect was on the run and appealed to members of the public with information regarding Moyo’s whereabouts to report to the nearest police station.

More: Chronicle


Matabeleland is a region which covers a considerable part of the south western plateau of Zimbabwe. The area is predominantly home to the Ndebele speaking Zimbabwean societies. Read More About Matabeleland

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