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Siyanda Ngcobo claims his jealous friend tried to rearrange his face because of a cellphone. Photos by Siyabonga Simelane  ~ 

A FRIENDSHIP that lasted for almost five years has come to a tragic end.

Siyanda Ngcobo (26) was stabbed on Sunday at a tavern in Cabazini Village, Greytown in the KZN Midlands.

Siyanda is nursing his wounds at home after spending a day in Greytown Hospital.

He sustained serious injuries to his face, head and chest in the incident.

Now Siyanda feels his friend was jealous and wanted to rearrange his face.

“These scars will stay with me forever and no woman will want me. I’ve known her for about five years but we’ve never had such a fight,” said Siyanda.

He told Daily Sun that demanding his cellphone back was the main reason that he was attacked.

“We used to spend a lot of time together at Lubi’s Shebeen and she would borrow my cellphone as she loved playing games on it.

“But on 25 January, she took it and never gave it back. I forgot to ask for it as well. The following day when I told her to bring it back, she denied having it,” said Siyanda.

He said the days went by as she began avoiding his calls until they met again at their boozing spot on Sunday. Then a quarrel broke out following another confrontation.

“She was having a beer when I approached her. When I asked her where my phone was, she broke a bottle and started stabbing me.”

He claimed that if he had not been rescued by other patrons, he would be dead.

“I’m putting whatever we had in the past behind me. I want her to rot in jail for nearly killing me for a phone. I now realise she was never a good person, just a thief who laughed with me, pretending to be a good friend.”

Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said a case of assault was opened at Greytown cop shop after the suspect attacked a 26-year-old man at a local shebeen.

“No arrest has been made at this stage,” said Zwane.

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