Vendor jailed 14years for killing ex-lover

By ZBC Reporter

A vendor from Nyika Growth Point in Bikita has been sentenced to fourteen years in prison after being convicted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Peter Gwari aged 24 was convicted and sentenced before Masvingo High Court Judge, Justice Garainesu Mawadze.

The court heard that Gwari committed the murder on the 1st of February last year when he had an altercation with his ex-girlfriend, Charity Matake after she returned from Hightown Nightclub at Nyika Growth Point.

The state proved that Gwari stabbed the now deceased on the right cheek and at the back of her right shoulder killing her on the spot.

Gwari was arrested the following day after police investigations.

Postmortem results showed that Matake died from acute hemothorax after sustaining deep cuts on her right cheek and shoulder.