A jilted man residing at Tongogara Refugee Camp was sentenced to 18 years in jail after he fatally stabbed his rival suitor for proposing love to his juvenile ex-wife.

Simbarashe Mauraye Simango was slapped with the heavy sentence when he appeared before Mutare High Court Judge, Justice Isaac Muzenda facing murder charges as defined in Section 47 (1) (a) or (b) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23.

It is in the States case that Simango, who resides at Number 147, Section 9, Tongogara Refugee Camp, on May 4, 2020 approached the deceased and asked him why he was talking to his ex-wife (name withheld).

As the deceased tried to explain to him that he was not proposing love to her Simango went berserk and started assaulting the deceased.

The court heard that the now-deceased man died after Simango stabbed him with an okapi knife once in the stomach causing serious injuries and heavy bleeding.

On May 6 last year Dr. Brian Makumbe carried out a post mortem examination and concluded that the cause of death was due to exsanguinations, Manica Post reports.

 

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