Hubby 'kills' wife's lover

BULAWAYO - A Fort Rixon man, who allegedly killed his wife’s lover after he caught the two romping in his matrimonial bed, has been remanded in custody to February 24 by Bulawayo magistrate Gladmore Mushowe.

Fanuel Ncube, 37, of Pioneer Village, Fort Rixon was not asked to plead.

Prosecutor Tafadzwa Mutsambwa told the court that on February 5, Ncube travelled to his rural homestead from Bulawayo and found his wife in bed with the now deceased Ndabezinhle Sibanda.

In anger, Ncube allegedly took two knobkerries and a spear which he used to assault Sibanda in the presence of his wife.

The matter was reported to the police and an inquest was conducted.

Meanwhile, 28-year-old Nkulumane man, Sibukani Mguni, was yesterday arraigned before the Bulawayo magistrate court for firing at a police officer.

Mguni, who was not asked to plead, will remain in custody up to February 25.

According to State papers, Mguni of Nkulumane fired a shot at the officer, Tofara Sibanda, when he tried to seize his unlicenced firearm.

Sibanda and his colleagues, Makau and Musiwa Mavunga, received a tip-off that Mguni was in possession of a gun.

Police officers proceeded to Mguni’s house around 9 am on February 4, but the accused was at Mnethi Shopping Centre in Nkulumane 4.

Mguni was spotted in a Toyota Quantum and when he saw the police approaching, he pulled out the pistol and disembarked from the vehicle.

When the police fired a warning shot in the air, Mguni retaliated by firing at the officer, but missed and ran into nearby maize fields.

He was shot on his left shoulder in the process, before throwing his pistol into the field.

The police retrieved the firearm which had nine live rounds of ammunition and was taken to Ballistics for examination.

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