A primary school teacher in Silobela, Midlands province was murdered while trying to restrain a drunken patron from assaulting a bar lady.
The teacher, identified as Richard Mutomba, was stationed at Ruya Primary School in Silobela.
Mutomba was allegedly stabbed to death by Albert Ndemera when he tried to restrain him from beating up his wife. Ndemera’s wife was a bar lady in the bar the duo were drinking beer in.
The Member of Parliament for Silobela, Mthokozisi Manoki Mpofu confirmed the incident to the Sunday News. He said:
Yes, we received a report that there was a teacher who was stabbed to death on Friday evening. Mr Mutomba of Ruya Primary School died on the spot after he was allegedly stabbed by Ndemera who has since been arrested by the police.
The chief under whose jurisdiction Ruya Primary School lies, Chief Ruya also confirmed the incident. The Chief said:
We heard that on the day, Ndemera was drinking in the bar and he started to fight with the bar lady who is his wife. Mr Mutomba tried to intervene in a bid to stop him.
This, however, did not go down well with Ndemera who turned on the teacher and stabbed him once on the chest with an Okapi knife and he died on the spot. Police were called in and the body has since been taken to Kwekwe.
… I don’t know what we should do but we have a serious problem of people who cannot solve problems amicably and resort to violence. This teacher died because he wanted to stop the man from beating up a woman, that is very bad.