A Mutare man is on the run after allegedly murdering his girlfriend’s lover.
Chengetai Trinity Jimu allegedly stabbed Hugh Chivingwa Makombe and slit his throat after finding out that he was having an affair with his girlfriend Rumbidzai Mangandu.
Makombe and Mangandu were both students at Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) students in Bindura.
A source has revealed that after Jimu found out that Mangandu was cheating on him with Makombe, he failed to control himself and allegedly went on to kill the latter for dating his girlfriend.
He shifted his rage and went on to pour a bucket of acid on Mangandu accusing her of cheating on him while he was in Mutare.
“Mangandu was engaged to Jimu but the former always complained to her friends about being in an abusive relationship.
“Makombe was confronted by Jimu before but he didn’t take note so Jimu travelled from Mutare to Bindura and stabbed Makombe at his place of residence where he was having a good time with Mangandu.
“Jimu allegedly stabbed Makombe twice with an unknown object, he poured acid on his girlfriend and has since gone into hiding after committing these crimes,” said the source.
Contacted for comment, ZEGU dean of students Zunguze said that he had no comment and immediately hung the phone on the H-Metro reporter.
Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Milton Mundembe confirmed the incident.
“We are still following up on this crime.
“The suspect is still on the run but we are tirelessly making an effort to apprehend him,” said Mundembe.