THREE alleged prostitutes have been arrested for stabbing a man to death after he allegedly failed to settle a $10 debt for se_xual services rendered by one of them. Police have since launched an appeal for people missing a relative to approach them as the deceased has not yet been identified since he did not have identity particulars with him at the time of his death.
The alleged hookers —Vimbai Mbiva (26), Lenia Ncube (24) and Ross Moyo (26) — all from Joel Business Centre in Zhombe, are in police custody assisting with investigations. Midlands Acting Provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende said the trio fatally attacked a client who had slept with one of them last Saturday night.
She said the deceased is yet to be identified as no identity particulars were found on him.
“I can confirm that we are investigating a murder case which occurred on August 6 at around 10PM at Joel Business Centre in Zhombe where the deceased, whose name is yet to be established, confronted Ncube over an undisclosed dispute. A fight ensued and Mbiva and Moyo joined in before one of the three stabbed the deceased with a broken beer bottle on the neck and he died on the spot,” Asst Insp Mukwende said.
She said the body of the deceased was taken to Zhombe Mission Hospital mortuary. Asst Insp Mukwende appealed to members of the public who might be missing a relative to come forward and identify the body at the mortuary.
She urged people to respect the sanctity of human life by resolving disputes through peaceful means. A source who declined to be named told The Chronicle that the man was murdered after failing to pay $10 for services rendered by Ncube earlier that night.
The source said the women were known prostitutes operating from the business centre where the crime was committed. “The man was seen leaving a night club in the company of Ncube before the scuffle. Ncube teamed up with her two friends after the man failed to pay her $10 for se_xual services rendered earlier in the evening.
“After searching the man’s pockets, Ncube could not find anything of value and a misunderstanding arose which led to the hookers assaulting the man several times. One of the prostitutes then stabbed the man with a broken beer bottle on the neck leading to his death,” said the source.