A MAN from Pumula South suburb is battling for his life at Mpilo Central Hospital after he was reportedly stabbed in the ribs, back and stomach by his co-tenant for gulping down his beer without his permission.
The incident happened on Tuesday shortly after 6pm.
It happened that while Michael Bhebhe (35) and Artwel Moyo (40) were boozing at their rented home, Moyo left to relieve himself. He returned to find that Bhebhe had drunk his beer.
“They got into an argument and at the height of it, Moyo drew an Okapi knife from his pocket before stabbing Bhebhe three times, once on the ribs, stomach and on the back while he was trying to run away,” said an insider.
He fell down and bled profusely. A Good Samaritan ferried him to Mpilo Central Hospital where he is being treated.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident and urged community members not to take the law into their hands, but to engage third parties like pastors, elders in the community and police’s Victim Friendly Unit (VFU) to mediate in disputes.