By Diana Gondongwe
An all-night prayer turned into an all-night of mourning and anguish for the Guuriro family after their relative Clever was fatally stabbed to death over an argument of poorly prepared food.
Clever Guuriro was stabbed by Tinos Madyenembwa after Guuriro and his friend Simbarashe Gumbochuma complained about poorly prepared food.
Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the incident and urged people to always seek a third party when they are having a misunderstanding.
“I can confirm that a man was stabbed to death in Muchakata at a church gathering and we urge people to solve their differences amicably and find an elderly person to intermediate in order to save lives,” said Mazula.
Guuriro and Gumbochuma went to an all-night prayer at Mutupo Madondo’s homestead in Mutumwapavi Village under Chief Shumba.
Gumbochuma and Guuriro were served food by a 14-year-old boy and they complained about the poorly cooked relish saying it looked and tasted like cooked human hair.
The boy went on to tell the people who had cooked the food and they were not happy about the comments that were made by the two.
Upon realising that the boy had reported them to the cooks, Guuriro and Gumbochuma went after the boy and started beating him.
The boy managed to flee and reported to his elder brother Moses Gundiro who was with Madyenembwa who then confronted Guuriro and Gumbochuma.
The four got into a heated argument and a brawl ensued resulting in Madyenembwa drawing a knife and stabbed Guuriro on the left side of the abdomen.
The wounded Guuriro managed to run to his father whom he told what had happened before collapsing and dying.
The case was reported to the police and Madyenembwa was arrested and is in police custody.