By Dumisani Nyoni
Nkayi, August 16, 2016 – A suspected love triangle in this Matabeleland North community turned deadly last Saturday when a jealous man ran amok, stabbing and killing his girlfriend and her lover before hanging himself on a tree.
The woman’s child was also attacked by the man but miraculously survived the tragic incident which happened in Nkayi area, under chief Sivalo.
Neighbours said the woman at the centre of the love triangle was in love with two men, with the killer lover having separated with his own wife because of his affair with her.
The woman’s other lover was not yet married.
However, what incensed the killer lover was that she had allegedly developed more love for the other man when she is the one who had allegedly caused his separation with his wife.
“He reportedly visited the lady armed with a knife, spear and ring force,” said a villager who knew about the three.
“He found them sleeping and attacked them. The man died on the spot while the woman died in the bus on her way to St Lukes Hospital.”
Another villager, Khumbulani Vuma, said the alleged killer reportedly asked his girlfriend to choose between him and the other man before turning violent.
When RadioVOP visited the area this past weekend, the woman was said to have been buried already while the men were yet to.
Police in Matabeleland North could not readily comment about the incident, instead referring this reporter to their Harare office for comment.
Subsequent efforts to get comment from Harare also failed as the office said it was yet to be briefed about the incident.