Man murders girlfriend in public, commits suicide

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A Crowborough woman was grisly murdered by  boyfriend in unclear circumstances before the suspect took his life in Zimbabwe.

Crowborough phase 3 residents were on Monday left shell-shocked when Stanley Maunde, 25, murdered his girlfriend Sibongile Mapondera, 21, after a nasty breakup.

The two lived at houses opposite each other and on the day in question had a war of words before the fatal act.

According to sources privy to the development Stanley started acting strangely after the breakup.

“Everything happened so fast we heard screams from outside our house and quickly rushed out only for our eyes to meet a strange thing as Stanley was stabbing Sibongile with a knife.

“People tried stopping him but he continued acting like a possessed person.

He even chased away people with a knife in his hand,” said the eye-witness.

The source said Stanley demanded to see Sibongile’s mobile phone of which she declined leading to the gruesome murder in the eyes of onlookers.

After the barbaric act Stanley left his girlfriend’s body soaked in blood and locked himself in his room where he stabbed himself before the police intervened and handcuffed him.

Both Stanley and Sibongile later died on their way to nearby hospitals.

After the two’s deaths both their familes have been involved in talks with the Maponderas demanding US$5000 and 12 beasts as compensation for the death of their child.

After the demands were made known, Stanley’s relatives shifted the funeral to an unknown location.

When H-Metro visited the site yesterday, the Maponderas were already making their own arrangements to bury their relative but said they will not rest until they get their compensation.

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