Horror as man stabs brother to death following a heated argument over missing T-shirt

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Tragic fight over missing t-shirt ends in fatal stabbing in Chinhoyi: Brother arrested

Sibling rivalry took a horrifying turn in Chinhoyi when a man allegedly stabbed his brother to death with a kitchen knife during a heated argument over a missing T-shirt.

The incident, which has left the community in shock, occurred at House No. 436 Chitambo. The suspect, identified as Trevor Kapungu (27), was apprehended by authorities shortly after the altercation.

According to Mashonaland West Provincial Police spokesperson Inspector Ian Kohwera, the altercation escalated to a physical confrontation, with Trevor being overpowered and falling to the ground. In a fit of rage, he grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed his brother, Tonderai (35), in the back, just below the shoulder. After the attack, Trevor fled the scene.

It was Tonderai’s cries for help that alerted a neighbour to the tragic incident. Realizing the severity of the situation, the neighbour promptly arranged transportation and rushed Tonderai to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital. Despite receiving medical attention, Tonderai succumbed to his injuries.

Trevor Kapungu was subsequently taken into custody and is expected to appear in court in the near future. Inspector Kohwera reiterated the importance of valuing human life and urged the public to seek peaceful resolutions to conflicts, emphasizing that violence only exacerbates the situation, leading to injury, property damage, and loss of life.

“Violence does not solve anything, rather it worsens the situation leading to injuries, loss of property and life, “ said Kohwera.

The deceased’s sister, who preferred not to be named, expressed her bewilderment over the cause of the fight, stating that she was unaware of the specific issue that triggered the altercation.

However, a neighbour named Tafadzwa Mbarami shed light on the strained relationship between the two brothers, mentioning an underlying animosity that had persisted over time. Mbarami urged individuals to find amicable solutions to problems rather than resorting to violence.

“Their relationship as brothers was not all that good as there was a lot of animosity between the two brothers.

“People must learn to find ways to solve issues amicably rather than engage in violence.”

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