Zim Now Writer
An ex-Canada resident, who fatally stabbed his friend in Highfield in a misunderstanding over US$2, has been arrested.
Tendai has since been arrested and is likely to face murder charges.
Police confirmed the arrest.
“Police in Harare have arrested Tendai Hove, 39, in connection with a case of murder in which he stabbed his friend, Godwin Mutura, 39, with an okapi knife several times on the arm and back after an argument over US$2 along 209 Street, Western Canaan, Highfield.
According to witnesses, Hove, who was allegedly deported from Canada and Godwin Mutura, 35, popularly known as “Kakade”, were drinking alcohol together and the intoxicated friends parted ways later.
On the same day, Mutura later woke up and realised he no longer had a US$2 note he had and went to his friend to inquire about the money.
When Mutura asked about the money, there was an exchange of words, which led Tendai to stab his friend several times on the stomach, leading to his death.
A witness named Brother July said Mutura was stabbed seven times.
“These guys fought, and Mutura pushed Canada, who went inside his house and returned with a knife that he used to stab Mutura,” said July.
Another witness, Munyaradzi Tapfuma, said Tendai was not a peaceful man.
“He once chocked me claiming l had stolen his shoes, he was a bully and we are not really surprised with what he has done. Justice should prevail because we cannot continue living in fear of our lives,” Tapfuma said.
Meanwhile, Concession police have arrested Greymore Mberenga, 18, and Admire Mberenga, 26, of Concession in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Owen Lionde at Hermiston Farm Compound on Sunday.
Police confirmed the incident on X wall.
“Police in Concession have arrested Greymore Mberenga, 18, and Admire Mberenga, 26, in connection with a case of murder which occurred at Hermiston Farm Compound on 19/11/23.”
Lionde was stabbed with a knife on the leg, back and head and died upon admission at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.
Police in Dema have arrested Tatenda Mhonda, 31, for illegal possession of a Browning pistol.
Mhonda was part of four suspected robbers who were on prowl in Mungate Village, Seke, while armed with iron bars.
The suspects attacked a villager who later shouted for help from the public, resulting in Tatenda Mhonda being apprehended by a mob. The other suspects fled. Police recovered pistol had an empty magazine.
In Bulawayo, police are appealing for information which may assist in the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run road traffic accident which occurred at the 15 kilometre peg along Bulawayo-Nkayi Road on Monday afternoon.
“A yet-to-be-identified man (approximately 25) died on the spot after being hit by an unknown motorist who did not stop after the accident,” said the police.
His body was taken to United Bulawayo Hospitals mortuary for post mortem.