A Gweru man allegedly stabbed his friend with a knife after accusing him of snatching a commercial sex worker from him.

The matter came to light at the Gweru magistrates courts when Lovedale Tshuma appeared before magistrate Nixon Mangoti facing assault charges.

Tshuma was sentenced to two years in jail, six months were suspended on condition of good behaviour while the remaining18 months were commuted to 630 hours of community service at a primary school in Lower Gweru.

Prosecutors said on December 25 last year Tshuma had a misunderstanding with his friend Risk Zariro over a sex worker at a local bar.

Tshuma pulled a knife and stabbed Zariro all over the body.

A police report was filed leading to the arrest of Tshuma. — Standard

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