A  landlord was stabbed to death by his 24-year-old tenant following a verbal clash over rent around 2 am on Monday.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the death of Prayer Banda (22) of Mbizo 18 in Kwekwe after he was stabbed by Victor Moyo (24). Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said:

We are investigating a case of murder of a 22-year-old man who died after being stabbed once with a knife by a tenant.

Circumstances are that the now deceased, Banda of Mbizo 18, Kwekwe arrived home in the early hours of the morning. He forced open a tenant’s bedroom door ordering him to vacate the room.

A misunderstanding ensued and the now deceased produced a knife in an attempt to stab the tenant.

The now deceased was overpowered and disarmed. Moyo used the same knife to stab the now deceased leading to him bleeding profusely.

Banda tried to seek assistance from his neighbours but collapsed and died before he could get any help.

The matter was reported to the police leading to Moyo’s arrest. Banda’s body was ferried to Kwekwe General Hospital Mortuary where it awaits a post-mortem.

Inspector Mahoko called on members of the public to solve disputes amicably without resorting to violence.

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