Village fight turns fatal


A 23-year-old man from Lower Gweru on Tuesday appeared in court on allegations of fatally stabbing a colleague leaving his intestines protruding.


Marko Ngwenya of Mgulatshana Village under Chief Sogwala allegedly stabbed Kirth Ndlovu on Sunday in a misunderstanding between rival gangs in the area.

Ngwenya appeared before Gweru magistrate Judith Taruvinga and was remanded in custody to April 11.

The accused’s accomplice and brother is still at large and police have since launched a manhunt for him.

It is the State’s case that on March 26 at Makhulambila Business Centre, Ngwenya was in the company of his brother and other friends when a dispute arose with a rival gang to which the deceased allegedly belonged.

Ngwenya allegedly drew a knife from his pocket and stabbed the deceased on the neck and stomach.

The deceased’s intestines hung out of the belly as a result of the stabbing before he collapsed and succumbed to excessive bleeding. Police investigations led to Ngwenya’s arrest, but his brother who is an accomplice in the matter fled the village.


  1. Is there no way of ending this rivalry in the first? From the way it is being reported here it appears as if the rivalry is official like two political parties. Police should have been informed of such a situation long back and this death could have been avoided.

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