A 26-year-old man who allegedly killed his girlfriend in Marondera will not face the consequences of his action.

Echfel Musaida Gora allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Sharon Mashowo (29), to death with an okapi knife last Thursday after a misunderstanding in Nyameni, Marondera.

After the fatal act, he locked her in his room and left, leaving her to bleed to death.

Her lifeless body was discovered with the Okapi knife lodged in the back of her head.

Gora fled to Odzi where he attempted to end his own life by ingesting an unknown poisonous substance on Sunday.

He was rushed to Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital where he was positively identified and arrested on Monday while being admitted.

Before his death, Gora had made his initial court appearance from his hospital bed.

He was facing a murder charge.