Fight Over Thigh Vendor Turns Deadly: 21-Year-Old Man Stabbed to Death

Crimes and Courts Murder

In a shocking turn of events, a 21-year-old man, Brian Dube, was brutally stabbed to death following a heated quarrel over a thigh vendor, the colloquial term for a commercial sex worker. The incident, which occurred on April 8, 2023, in a bushy area near Ngangwini Business Centre, Durban, has left the community of Inyathi in mourning and the police on a manhunt for the suspect.


Police Launch Manhunt for Ayanda Ncube, the Alleged Murderer

The suspect, identified as Ayanda Ncube, a 32-year-old man, is currently being sought by the authorities in connection with the murder case. Police are appealing to the public for any information that could lead to his swift arrest.


Zimlive reports that according to police reports, the fatal encounter unfolded when an argument erupted between the victim and the suspect over a commercial sex worker. The dispute quickly escalated, resulting in Ncube allegedly using a knife to stab Dube in the shoulder. Tragically, Dube succumbed to his injuries while en route to the hospital, leaving the community devastated.

Community Shocked as Details Remain Scarce

The local community in Inyathi has been left reeling in shock following this senseless act of violence. Residents are grappling with the tragedy and are calling for justice to be served swiftly. However, the police have provided limited details surrounding the incident, leaving many unanswered questions.


In a statement, the authorities expressed their commitment to bringing Ncube to justice. “Police in Inyathi are appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of Ayanda Ncube,” stated the police spokesperson. The community’s cooperation and vigilance are crucial in helping to apprehend the suspect and ensure that justice is served.

The devastating loss of a young life under such circumstances has sparked outrage among the public, with calls for an end to violence. Online, the hashtag #notomurder has emerged, becoming a rallying cry against senseless acts of violence in society.

As the investigation unfolds, the community of Inyathi remains united in their grief and determined to see justice served for Brian Dube. The police’s efforts to locate and apprehend Ayanda Ncube continue, and the hope for closure and healing lingers in the hearts of those affected by this tragedy.