Man charged with murder after mother-of-two stabbed to death in front of children

12 November 2023, 10:16 | Updated: 12 November 2023, 10:17

Perseverance Ncube
Perseverance Ncube. Picture: Facebook/Greater Manchester Police

By Jenny Medlicott

A man has been charged with murder after a mother-of-two was found stabbed in Manchester.

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Perseverance Ncube, 35, was stabbed in the chest in Dukesgate Grove in Little Hulton, Worsley in the early hours of Friday morning.

She was rushed to hospital where she later died as a result of the single stab wound.

Obert Moyo, 45, of Pennington Road, Bolton, has been charged with her murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been remanded into custody and is set to appear at Bolton Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The 45-year-old is believed to have been known to Ms Ncube, who was originally from Zimbabwe, according to initial reports.

Her family said in a statement on Friday: "It is with immense pain that we say goodbye to Perseverance Ncube, also known as Percy to her loved ones.

"She was a loving and devoted mother who lived for her children, family, and friends. Percy was an active member of her church and had created a beautiful community for herself and her children, but she was cruelly taken from us due to domestic violence.

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Perseverance Ncube
Perseverance Ncube. Picture: GMP

"Percy had just celebrated her 35th birthday in October, and her passing has left us with an immeasurable sense of loss. Our focus now is on supporting her children as they continue their journey without their mother.

"With love from Percy’s family."

Locals said they were shocked by the killing, and claimed Ms Ncube ran out of her home before being attacked.

“Her two children were with her and witnessed what happened, which is awful," Kealey Pinkey told the Sun.

“I know one of the woman’s neighbours and she went over to help the woman after she collapsed in the road.

“Apparently, the little boy was lying next to her on the floor."

Perseverance Ncube
Perseverance Ncube. Picture: Facebook

She added: “I got to know the woman because she used to sell Avon products, but I think she worked for the NHS."

Reianna Jackson, another neighbour, said: “It’s terrible what’s happened.”

She added: "She was a devoted mum and did everything she could for her kids.

“She was so caring and hard-working. It’s awful she’s died.”

Police are appealing to any motorists and residents in the area who may have captured anything that may assist the investigation on Dashcam, CCTV or doorbell cameras to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 quoting log number 236 of 10/11/2023.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.