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Beer binge gone bad as workmate is fatally bashed



BIKITA–A Chivi bricklayer is on the run after allegedly killing a younger workmate who challenged his seniority by striking him with a burning log on the head thrice.
Masvingo Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the matter to The Mirror.
Lawrence Njiva (33) from Chief Madamombe’s area in Chivi allegedly struck Coolwe Mazamba (29) from Chief Siyabuwa’s area in Binga on the head, and the former fell facedown into a fire.
The incident happened on Tuesday around 2 am at Nyika Growth Point in Bikita.
Circumstances are that the two and Alex Dera (30) from Madzivire Village, Chief Bota in Zaka, were employed as bricklayers by Msipa Construction for a construction project at Nyika Growth Point.
The trio went on a drinking spree around 10 am and returned to their camp around 2 am where they sat around a fire.
A misunderstanding over work seniority arose between Mazamba and Njiva. Mazamba allegedly told Njiva that he should respect him as he is the senior bricklayer. Njiva got angry, took a burning log from the fire and struck Mazamba three times on the head.
Mazamba fell face-first into the fire and Dera pulled him out.
He was rushed to Silveria Mission Hospital for medical attention but died around 2 pm on the same day. Mazamba had suffered severe face and head burns.
A Police report was filed at Nyika Police Post around 4 pm. Njiva fled and the Police is hunting for him.

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