ZVISHAVANE – Sunboy Ncube of Makusha Township in Shurugwi died after he was allegedly stabbed by a fellow fan of Nichrut FC after the Roy Mazingi Tournament match played at Mandava on Saturday, March 3.
The case was reported at Zvishavane Police Station but TellZim News could not get a comment from Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende as she said she had not yet received the report.
Sources however said the victim was stabbed by a man (name supplied) at around 19:00 hrs following a dispute. The victim had allegedly tried to bar the man from boarding a kombi which had been hired by the football team for fans to travel from Shurugwi to Zvishavane and back.
A heated argument ensued and the now deceased is said to have broken an empty beer with which he supposedly wanted to stab the man.
Sensing danger, the man is said to have fled the scene and Ncube followed in hot pursuit but latter staggered back with blood oozing from from his chest.
He reportedly claimed that he had been stabbed by a knife by the man, got on board the kombi and fell down unconscious.
He was rushed to Zvishavane District Hospital where he died upon admission.local