Zifa board member reported to police over wife’s stabbing

 Brighton Malandule

Brighton Malandule

Codelia Mondela, Chronicle Reporter
ZIMBABWE Football Association (Zifa) Southern region board member Brighton Malandule was recently reported to the police for allegedly stabbing his wife following a domestic dispute.

Sources close to the couple alleged they fought over an affair Malandule is allegedly having with a member of the Zimbabwe Women Soccer League (ZWSL).

Malandule’s wife Noleen is admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) and is in intensive care unit following the alleged attack.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said they received a report of a man who stabbed his wife following a domestic dispute.

Inspector Simango said the wife tried to defend herself and took a knife, but she was allegedly stabbed by her husband.

“We advise the public to solve their problems amicably instead of resorting to violence,” Inspector Simango said.

Speaking to the Chronicle Malandule denied stabbing his wife and said she was in hospital because she was sick.

“I do not know what you are talking about. I did not stab my wife. She is in hospital because she is ill and in a critical condition. There are problems in women’s football and I am a prominent person. If I am seen talking with Ndlovu (Samukeliso) does that mean we are having an affair? Where did you catch me having the affair?” he asked.

He said his family was united and this was a private matter. Malandule said he only worked with Samukeliso and she was married.

“She is Mrs Ncube and you are just speculating. If people continue writing false things about me I am going to sue the paper. If you publish something you should be able to prove it. This is damaging my character because I work with donors,” he said.

Ndlovu could not be reached for comment.

Meanwhile, a Salvation Army pastor who allegedly raped a congregant appeared in court yesterday.

His trial is set to start on January 10.

Paul Mudede (41) allegedly impregnated a 19-year-old church member and later gave her money to pay for an abortion. — @MondelaC

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  • Ziyabheda

    Police are non committal on the identity of the parties involved in the fight/stabbing,how does this link to this Marandure guy? Please do a thorough job,Mr.Reporter! Help us as readers to see the full picture and how bits and pieces of your story finally link together

    • moyoza

      read before you comment. There is nothing amiss here wena silima

      • Ziyabheda

        Your head is full of Kaka,no brains. Police are not mentioning the name of the fighting couple,are they? How is that then aiding us to appreciate that it is indeed Marandure family? Your comment suggest that you could be the one trying to tarnish Marandure,s name! If the reporter wanted to leave us with no doubt that Malandule did stab his wife he could have gone to hospital to authenticate the name of the woman so stabbed,so simple. Or authenticate with the rrb at the police station.

  • moyoza

    Abafazi balezibindi ukukhomba ufudu ulukhangele, ahh ngigeza izandla