In a shock incident, a 15-year-old Mwenezi male juvenile stabbed and k¡lled a rival, also 15, over a girlfriend.
Police said Wednesday they were investing a case of murd€r involving the unnamed juvenile.
“Police in Mwenezi are investigating a case of murder in which a male juvenile, 15, stabbed another juvenile, 15, with a kitchen knife on the shoulder and head after an argument over the suspect’s girlfriend on 18 July 2023 near Masongwe Secondary School.
“The victim di€d on the spot,” police said.
The incident follows growing cases of teenagers in parts of the country turning to murd€r to settle arguments often over girlfriends and boyfriends.
In November last year, a 16-year-old Harare girl was arrested for stabbing and k!lling a 35-year-old man with a knife following a quarrel at a shebeen in Harare’s Hatcliffe suburb.
The victim, Amos Mhere, di€d on the spot after being stabbed on the chest with a kitchen knife.
A year earlier, another 15-year-old schoolgirl died after she was stabbed by a 16-year-old rivalrival, girlfriend, during an ill-fated fight over a boyfriend in Nkayi district’s Ngwaladi area in Matabeleland North.
“The suspect stabbed the victim with a kitchen knife which she was given by her 14-year-old cousin,” police said at the time.
Just recently in July, a 19-year-old Fort Rixon teenager was stabbed to d€ath allegedly by a 17-year-old juvenile who was reportedly incensed by the deceased’s attempts to stop a brawl he was having with another youth over a 15-year-old girlfriend.
Police identified the victim as Mthokozisi Sibanda.