AN Inyathi man has been arraigned before the courts facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly stabbed his brother in the stomach before fleeing.
Qhubani Sibanda (27) of Goodwood village, Inyathi, appeared before magistrate Tawanda Muchemwa on Monday, facing an attempted murder charge as defined under Section 189 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act read together with Section 47 of the same Act Chapter 9:23. Charges against the accused are that on April 3 he had a misunderstanding with his mother, Josephine Sibanda.
Qhubani allegedly threatened to assault his mother over the misunderstanding.
“At around 9pm on the same day, his brother Doubt asked the accused about the misunderstanding with their mother and why he was threatening to beat her up,” the charge sheet reads.
“The accused got angry and stood up holding an Okapi knife in his right hand and allegedly stabbed his brother in the stomach and ran away.” The case was reported to the police, leading to the accused’s arrest.
Doubt was taken to Nkayi Hospital and was later transferred to Mpilo Hospital where he is still admitted.
Doubt reportedly sustained a deep cut in the stomach.
Muchemwa remanded the accused in custody to July 1 for trial.