A man in Lalapanzi in the Midlands Province is battling for his life in hospital after an unknown man stabbed him in the back at Lalapanzi Business centre, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has said.
The victim, 26-year-old Trymore Sibanda, was stabbed with an okapi knife at about 0020 hours on Tuesday, according to the ZRP Acting Provincial Spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende.
“Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating a case of attempted murder where a 26-year-old man was stabbed at the back with an okapi knife by an unknown person. The incident occurred at Lalapanzi Business centre on 29 March 2022 at about 0020 hours.”
She said Sibanda was attacked by an unidentified assailant who stabbed him from behind causing life-threatening injuries.
“Circumstances are that on 29 March 2022, the complainant Trymore Sibanda of Tangley Range, Lalapanzi was at Lalapanzi Business centre drinking beer. He went outside the bar to relieve himself when an unknown person came from behind and stabbed him on the back with an okapi knife,” Assistant Insp Mukwende said.
She added: “Sibanda fell on the ground and the suspect fled the scene. The matter was reported to the police.”
Sibanda was admitted to Gweru Hospital where his condition was said to be serious, according to Assistant Inspector Mukwende.
She made an appeal to the public to come forward with any information that can help the police investigation.
“We appeal to members of the public to solve their difference amicably or involve third parties to assist them. Use of violence will result in serious crimes as this may lead to murder,” she added.