Man fatally stabbed while sharing bottle of alcohol with friends for drinking too much

Bottle of wine (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of murder after killing his friend for drinking too much alcohol while sharing a bottle with others, according to police in Zimbabwe.

Bulawayo police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Lwazi Great Mtetwa, after being accused of killing 23-year-old Thabo Michael Thebe, while they were drinking alcohol with eight friends.

Mtetwa was charged with one count of murder.

According to the police investigation, around 9:00 p.m., Mtetwa and Thebe were sharing a bottle of alcohol with eight friends at a home when the two began to fight.

Witnesses at the scene told police that the two argued over the fast pace of Thebe’s drinking, leaving little alcohol for his friends.

Mtetwa left the home, promising to return and teach Thebe a lesson. Mtetwa went to his home and returned a few minutes later, armed with a knife.

Mtetwa confronted Thebe and the fight resumed. During the struggle, Mtetwa pulled out his knife and stabbed Thebe in the chest and neck.

Thebe was pronounced dead at the scene. Mtetwa told investigators that he acted in self defense. However, Mtetwa was convicted of murder and sentenced to serve 20 years in prison.