Man Escapes Death By A Whisker After Being Stabbed Twice By Wife Over ZWL $30:
A man from Bulawayo escaped death by a whisker after he was stabbed twice with a kitchen knife by his wife over a ZWL $30 dispute.
The accused Tholakele Nyathi from Iminyela suburb was arrested after she stabbed her husband Thabisani Ndlovu (28) for questioning her on why she used the ZWL $30 money meant to buy vegetables to buy a candle.
According to B-Metro Ndlovu who is a security guard revealed that when he came home after 7.30 pm last week on Friday, his wife asked him for money to buy vegetables.
It is reported that Ndlovu told her to take the $30 he gave her in the morning to buy vegetables, but Tholakele told him that she used the money to buy a candle and this is when an argument broke out as Ndlovu questioned her wife why she bought a candle instead of buying vegetables.
Nyathi got angry and started to accuse him of ill-treating her. Things got worse and Nyathi is alleged to have run to the kitchen and fetched a kitchen knife which she used to stab her hubby once on the left armpit and once on the waist.
His neighbour Mqondisi Sibanda who heard the noise coming from the house went to Ndlovu’s house to inquire and found him on the floor bleeding. Sibanda immediately called Ndlovu’s brother, Mgcini who quickly came and bandaged him. After that, he phoned an ambulance which ferried him to Mpilo Central Hospital.
Despite the near-death experience, Ndlovu confirmed that he forgave his wife for the sake of their three children. He added that he does not blame his wife for what she did rather he is going to take the incident as a mistake as he knows that his wife is naturally cheeky.
Meanwhile, Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube urged members of the public to desist from fighting over trivial matters and learn to live in harmony with each other.