By Oriel Khumalo
A 30 year old man from Cowdray Park was arrested by the police for allegedly stabbing a neighbour with an okapi knife in a beer brawl.
According to the provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube,the incident occurred yesterday when Njabulo Msebele and three accomplices who are still at large kicked and spilled complainant’s beer around 4PM while they were all drinking at a place called Caravan in Cowdray Park.
“Police have arrested Njabulo Msebele, a male adult aged 30 years from Cowdray Park, for attempted murder which occurred yesterday at around 4PM. The other accused persons are Shalom Ncube, Bhizo and Adolf whose other details are not known and all the three are still at large,” said Insp Ncube.
According to Inspector Ncube the complainant was drinking beer together with the accused persons when Bhizo kicked and spilled the complainant’s half-full calabash. A misunderstanding arose between the complainant and Bhizo and the two started exchanging blows.
At that moment, the other three accused persons joined in and Njabulo Msebele produced an okapi knife, stabbed the complainant three times in the back, once under the left eye and once on the right-hand palm.
30 minutes after the incident, the victim made a report to the police which led to the arrest of Msebele as the okapi knife was recovered from his pocket.
“The other accused persons Shalom Ncube, Bhizo and Adolf were not located and are still at large. The okapi knife was booked as an exhibit at ZRP Cowdray Park. An ambulance was summoned which ferried the complainant to Mpilo hospital and his condition is serious,” he said.
Inspector Ncube warned members of the public to desist from taking the law into their hands as well as seek redress when there is a misunderstanding.
“Bulawayo police would like to warn members of the public to desist from taking the law into their own hands and to seek redress when there is a misunderstanding.”
He appealed to the members of the public who have information which can lead to the arrest of the accused persons who are still at large to report to their nearest stations.