A hairdresser in Bulawayo allegedly stabbed a rival to death during a fight over a client around 4 PM on Wednesday.
Ayanda Moyo (29) was arrested after she allegedly stabbed Claitos Muzorori (38) of Old Magwegwe with a knife on the left shoulder and left him lying unconscious in a pool of blood.
The incident occurred along Lobengula Street between 5th and 6th Avenue in the city centre and Moyo, who is from Cowdray Park suburb, was arrested at the scene after members of the public identified her.
Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.
He said two officers were on patrol on 26 of May when they spotted a crowd that was gathered along Lobengula street between 5th and 6th avenues. Said Insp Ncube:
The two officers found Mr Muzorori lying unconscious in a pool of blood with a stab wound on the left side of the chest below the left shoulder.
The two were hairdressers who were fighting to attend to a client.
Insp Ncube said police carried out an investigation at the scene with the help of members of the public and the suspect was found and they recovered the knife.
He said the deceased was ferried to Mpilo central hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Insp Ncube warned members of the public to desist from carrying offensive weapons like knives, machetes, small axes, catapults, knob carries and screwdrivers.
He also urged members of the public to render help by calling the police and the ambulance rather than to be bystanders and take videos.