A 31-year-old Victoria Falls woman was arrested as she attempted to escape into the bush leading into wildlife infested Chamabondo National Park after she had just fatally stabbed her live-in boyfriend.
Sithandazile Sibanda (31) stabbed Vein Mohamed (26) in the back with a kitchen knife for refusing to open the door for her when she arrived home at night from a beer drink.
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According to the couple’s landlords, Steven Sibanda and his wife Makhosi Mnkandla, the accused initially tried to hit Mohamed with an iron bar but later drew a kitchen knife which she used to stab him once on the back causing his instant death. Mnkandla narrated the incident:
She left in the morning and returned around 9 PM when we were already sleeping. She was with a female friend and both were drunk. She knocked at their bedroom window and Vein did not open for her.
She came and knocked at our window as we were already sleeping and I told her I wasn’t going to open the door for her. My two daughters who were sleeping in the kitchen opened for her.
As soon as she entered the house, we heard some noise as she confronted her husband saying ‘walile ukungivulela wena nja’ (you dog, you refused to open the door for me).
She wanted to hit him with an iron bar but he managed to disarm her. He called out to me to pull her out of the house.
No-one had noticed that she had a knife. As he turned to put the iron bar behind a stove, she suddenly jumped towards him and stabbed him on the back. she pulled it out while shouting saying ngizakubulala nja.
I almost panicked as Vein went limp. She tried to stab him again and I gathered strength and grabbed her hand. I pinned her hand between my legs and managed to grab the knife which she let go.