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Durban fugitive killer arrested in Zimbabwe

A suspect who allegedly killed a rival in a dispute over a girlfriend in Durban, South Africa, was arrested on Sunday after being on the run for a week.
Tinashe Hove (20) allegedly fled from Durban to Zimbabwe and went into hiding in Harare, where he was apprehended at an unnamed location.

Tinashe appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi, who ordered him in jail until November 22.

He was instructed to apply to the High Court for bail considerations because he is charged with a third schedule crime.

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Tinashe had an argument with Theophilus Musekiwa on November 1 over a girl called Lequina Chikato, according to the court.

Tinashe allegedly stabbed Musekiwa with a knife in the upper chest, and he was rushed to Addington Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A report was made to South African police, but he fled and returned to Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile, Nkulumo Dube of Highfield in Harare also appeared in the same court facing a separate murder charge.

The court heard that on October 23, Dube and his accomplices, three of whom have already appeared in court, and two on the run, were chasing Tatenda Mapulani at Morebetterdays Mine compound.

Mapulani sought refuge at Charles Sanudi’s house, and the pursuing gang attacked and stabbed Sanudi with a knife twice on the right thigh and once on the neck, and he died on the scene

Zebediah Bofu appeared for the State

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