By A Correspondent- When Wilson Nyoni (35) got wind that his co-tenant, Livingston Gwandira (26), was proposing love to his wife, he asked him to stop, but Gwandira got angry and turned him into a punching bag and stabbed him.
Nyoni, who had been brushing aside rumours that Gwandira was after his wife, decided to act after his close friend confided in him that Gwandira was proposing love to his wife.
“Nyoni fumed at the news after that he waited for Gwandira who came home at around 7.30 pm. When he saw that the light in his room was on, he dashed to Gwandira’s room and asked him why he was in the habit of proposing love to his wife while there were many women out there who are not married or attached to any man,” said an insider.
The situation spiralled out of control as the two traded insults and at the height of the brawl, Gwandira unleashed a heavy blow on Nyoni.
Gwandira who was boiling with anger, rained blows on Nyoni causing him to fall to the ground.
He continued pummelling him with fists and kicked him all over the body.
When their landlord tried to restrain him, the muscular Gwandira violently pushed him away.
A neighbour, who heard the commotion, rushed to the scene and restrained Gwandira from further assaulting Nyoni who was bleeding while trying to evade fists which were coming hard and fast.
Gwandira then stabbed Nyoni with a knife on the head.
Neighbours restrained him and took him to a police station, leading to his arrest.
Nyoni was rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital where he is being treated.
Nyoni said: “I heard on several occasions that Gwandira was proposing love to my wife but I ignored that. I had to confront him after a friend confided in me that Gwandira was proposing love to my wife. When I tried to engage him he got angry and hit me. He also stabbed me with a knife.”
Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the stabbing incident: “I can confirm that we arrested a man who stabbed his co- tenant after he asked why he was proposing love to his wife.”
Asst Insp Msebele advised members of the public to seek advice from third parties such as pastors, ZRP’S Victim Friendly Unit (VFU) or elders in the community than to take the law into their hands.