A 22-year-old good samaritan from Patane village at Tuli in Gwanda is lucky to be alive after he was stabbed several times on his chest and back while trying to stop a fight at a kitchen party.

Faceofmalawi has established that Allbright Molepo was severely stabbed by Mthokozisi (23) at an illegal kitchen party while he tried to stop a fight between the accused and his cousin 20-year-old Uluketsi Nare.

Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Inspector Loveness Mangena confirmed the incident which happened on the 28th of February 2021 saying;

“I can confirm that a man only identified as Mthokozi and aged 23 is assisting police with investigations after he stabbed Allbright Molepo (22) at an illegal kitchen party held at Patane village on February 28 from around 7 pm to 3 am.”

According to an eyewitness who spoke to The Chronicle on condition of anonymity, the kitchen top-up party which was held in defiance of the national lockdown regulation started around 7 pm and ended at 3 am after the stabbing incident.

The eyewitness revealed that a  misunderstanding ensued between Mthokozisi and Molepo’s cousin Uluketsi Nare over an undisclosed issue. The altercation turned violent as Mthokozisi and Uluketsiand started to fight.

Molepo reportedly tried to stop a fight between Mthokozisi and his cousin. Infuriated by Molepo’s intervention  Mthokozisi stabbed him several times on the back and on the chest.

A report was made at the police station leading to Mthokozisi’s arrest.

After the incident, Molepo was ferried to Manama Hospital in a critical condition before he was transferred to Gwanda Provincial Hospital where he is currently battling for his life.

Meanwhile, Insp Mangena called on members of the public to resolve their differences amicably and desist from violence.

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