Man stabbed his friend with a kitchen knife over 25 cents


A Harare man fatally stabbed his friend with a kitchen knife following a heated argument over 25 cents, the court heard yesterday.

Tatenda Kapikinya (29) of Eastview Phase 4 was charged with murder when he appeared before magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe.

He was remanded in custody and advised to apply for bail at the High Court.


The State, led by Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa, alleged that on July 24 the deceased had a misunderstanding with Kapikinya, who became violent after he had asked for his 25 cents.

The court heard that Kapikinya grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the now deceased in the stomach.



It is alleged that the deceased sustained a deep cut on the stomach exposing his intestines. The court heard that he was rushed to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, a Harare man is battling for his life at Parirenyatwa after he was stoned by his colleague for refusing to give him a cigarette.

Lovemore Kanyi (19) was facing assault charges when he appeared in the same court.

He was remanded in custody and ordered to apply for bail at the High Court.

Prosecutor Mr Mutizirwa had earlier on opposed bail arguing that the victim was still admitted in hospital.

Allegations are that on July 16 at around 5pm at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, the complainant was approached by Kanyi who asked for a cigarette.

The court heard that the complainant told Kanyi that he had no cigarettes. It is alleged that this infuriated Kanyi who started assaulting the complainant using a wooden log.

It is alleged that Kanyi picked stones and started stoning the complainant who sustained a fractured right arm and injuries to the head

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