A sex worker in Bulawayo has been arrested for allegedly stabbing another sex worker with a broken beer bottle after they had a fallout over a client.
The incident happened on Tuesday at around 7pm at a drinking spot in the city centre.
A source close to the incident said Petty Ndlovu (24) had struck a deal with an artisanal miner to spend the entire night with him at her place and the miner had offered a good rate.
But at the last minute, tables turned as another sex worker — Netsai Machacha (20) — snatched the client from her and that torched a fierce argument between the pair. The situation spiralled into a fistfight.
“The two fought but in the thick of things Petty smashed a beer bottle and stabbed Netsai several times. She bled profusely and collapsed,” said the source.
A Good Samaritan called an ambulance and Netsai was ferried to Mpilo Central Hospital for medical attention.
The matter was reported to the police.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.