26 January 2013

Zambia: Woman Stabbed Boyfriend With My Knife - - Witness

THE Kabwe High Court has heard how a 23-year-old woman allegedly stabbed her former boyfriend in the stomach causing serious injuries to the intestines and liver.

Bupe Mupeta is facing murder and is alleged to have stabbed to death Willie Zimba, 30, on June 30, last year in Kawama Township.

Chipaya Phiri, 19, testified before Kabwe High Court Judge Eddie Sikazwe that on the fateful day, she was at home in Kawama chopping vegetables when Mupeta suddenly grabbed a knife from her and stabbed Mr Zimba who was standing at a distance.

Ms Phiri said during examination in chief that earlier she saw Mupeta drinking beer with her friends while Mr Zimba was also standing at distance at another house where he was drinking wine with friends.

In cross examination, she denied having heard any quarrel between the two whom she knew that they were former girlfriend and boyfriend.

She said she just heard Mr Zimba asking the accused why she stabbed him and later he fell down.

Family members and friends rushed him to Kawama clinic where he later died.

Another witness Mr Kelvin Tolosi, said on the same day, he was at his shop when he was informed that his brother in-law whom he last saw around 07:00 hours had been stabbed.

He was informed that Mr Zimba had been rushed to the clinic where he found a lot of people while medical workers had locked themselves as many people wanted to have a glimpse of the injured.

When he was allowed entry to see his brother in-law, he found him dying. On checking where he had been stabbed, he saw the intestines protruding.

He said on July 4 last year, he recalled having attended the post mortem and that examination results showed that the intestines had three cuts and another cut on the liver.

Another witness Thandiwe Tolosi, 21, testified how she was asked to go and pick up a knife used to stab the victim.

It was thrown in a flower bed but in the neighbour's yard identified as Erica Nyondo.

She said after picking the knife she handed it over to Mr Tolosi.

All the three witnesses identified the kitchen knife as part of evidence in court.

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