Police in Mashonaland Central province are hunting for Tawanda Kupara of Makunde village,Guruve under chief Bepura who allegedly poisoned seven people in an attempt to kill his girlfriend.
Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the attempted murder case.
“We are looking for Kupara who poisoned his girlfriend Nyarai Musadaka (31)with six other minors who ate maize meal that had rat poison which was sprinkled by Kupara,” Mundembe said.
It is alleged Musadaka was greeted by her ex-boyfriend who passed by while she was seated with Kupara who was not happy with the gesture.
The furious Kupara threatened to kill his girlfriend in three days time.
He came at night with rat poison which he sprinkled in the drinking well.
The following day Fungai Jakata went to the well to fetch some water and observed that the water was poisoned and she alerted Musadaka who drained the water out of the well.
Kupara did not rest and came back at his girlfriend’s homestead on Thursday while she was at the fields and sprinkled poison in her maize meal.
Upon her return, she prepared sadza and ate with six others and they all started vomiting before observing some rat poisoning in the maize meal.
They went to the hospital where they were treated and discharged. -ZimEye