27 March 2017, MUTARE – A 22-year-old woman is battling for her life at Murambinda Hospital after her 32-year-old boyfriend allegedly stabbed her four times with a knife after accusing her of infecting him with HIV.
Patrick Kashiri allegedly attacked Gertrude Chamatumba and seriously injured her on the chest, head, shoulder and collarbone.
Manicaland Police Spokesman Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident that happened at N'anga village under chief Chisunga in Buhera.
He said the accused paid the complaint a visit and a misunderstanding later arose on the issue.
"Kashiri visited Chamatumba but and the following day at around 0930hrs, a misunderstanding arose between the two after Kashiri accused Chamatumba of infecting him with HIV. The complainant later on went to bath but Kashiri followed her and dragged her out of the bathroom naked. He stabbed her four times with an okapi knife.
"The victim escaped and sought refuge at a neighbour's place and was rushed to hospital where she is battling for her life.
"A police report was made leading to the arrest of Kashiri. He is assisting police with investigations. We urge people to desist from fighting but to solve their differences amicably," Inspector Kakohwa said.local