A love triangle turned ugly for a man from Old Magwegwe suburb in Bulawayo after his friend shot him once in the leg over a girlfriend.

Calvin Sibanda (25) was left nursing a bleeding leg after he was shot by his friend Mxolisi Siziba (37) after he accused him of having a sexual affair with his girlfriend.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube also confirmed the incident which happened on Monday last week around 8 pm saying;

“I can confirm that we arrested a man who shot his suspected love rival on the left leg once.”

According to reports from a local tabloid, on the day of the incident, Siziba who is a miner invited Sibanda for a beer binge at his home in Pumula South.

While they were drinking, they were later joined by Siziba’s friends.

They started drinking alcohol at around 1 pm and by 8 pm they were too drunk when Siziba phoned his girlfriend, but she refused to come.

He accused him of having influenced her not to come and in the midst of the altercation he lost his temper and hit him with open hands

Sensing danger, Calvin took to his heels, but Siziba reached for a gun in his car and shot him once on the left leg.

Sibanda reported the matter to the police leading to Siziba’s arrest.

Meanwhile, Inspector Ncube urged community members to solve their differences amicably and not resort to violence. He also urged them to engage third parties like pastors, Victim Friendly Unit (VFU) police than to take the law into their hands.

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