A 42-year old Bulawayo man was unlucky when a couple of robbers bashed and stabbed him after they caught him making out with his girlfriend in the bush.
According to B-Metro, last week at around 8.30 pm Xolani Msipa’s (43) evening turned into a nightmare when armed robbers caught him while he was caressing and kissing his girlfriend in a bushy area in Cowdray Park.
Xolani’s neighbor who preferred anonymity said the two robbers took the victim’s cellphone and spared his girlfriend.
“They caught them kissing and fondling each other in a bushy area. They demanded cash but he told them he did not have anything on him. After that, they searched him and took his cellphone and hat. But they did not beat up his girlfriend,” said the neighbour.
After the robbers had beaten up Xolani and took his valuables one of them felt they had not punished him enough and stabbed him in the stomach.
“One of the guys made a flimsy accusation against him at the height of it, stabbed him in the stomach and left him wailing for help in the bush. A good Samaritan heard the cries and approached the scene and found him lying in a pool of blood, he then notified police,” the neighbour said.
After the matter was reported to the police, an ambulance was called and took the injured Xolani to the hospital.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident saying the police are currently investigating the attempted murder case.
“We are investigating a case of attempted murder which occurred at Cowdray Park where two unknown men stabbed and robbed Xolani Msipa after finding him in a bush with a woman.
Areas around Sign Post and Hawkflight in Cowdray Park are crime hotspots as evidenced by a high number of rape and robbery cases. We urge members of the public to abide by the law and regulations. Illegal activities taking place in Cowdray Park are a cause for concern,” he said.