By Nqobile Tshili
Police in Bulawayo have arrested a man who allegedly killed his neighbor for chasing him away from a beer party that he had gate-crashed.
handcuffs-arrest.jpegThe police had launched a manhunt for Richard Mpofu (20) of Pumula North who allegedly plunged a knife into Dennis Nobert Ncube (22)'s neck in a fit of anger after accusing him of being stingy with a beer that was not his.
The incident occurred last Friday and Mpofu was on the run.
Ncube allegedly staggered for about 45 meters while clutching his neck before collapsing and dying on the spot.
Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube yesterday confirmed that Mpofu has since been arrested.
"I do not have the finer details of how he was arrested but I can confirm that he has been arrested. He has since appeared in court and has been charged with murder, "said Insp Ncube.
He urged members of the public to exercise restraint and solve their differences amicably.
Insp Ncube said residents should also avoid carrying dangerous weapons as they are used to commit heinous crimes. The Chronicle