GWERU – Seventeen-year-old Meli Mlilo died last week after he was allegedly stabbed by a colleague of the same age during a beer drink at Nyaje Business Center in Gokwe.
The 17-year-old suspect has since been arrested for murder.
Midlands Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident which happened on August 28, 2021.
“ZRP is investigating a case of murder in which Mlilo was found dead by the roadside next to Dumezweni Village near Nyaje Business Centre in Gokwe.
“The boy was found with a stab wound on his back.
“The now deceased was coming from a beer drink at Nyaje Business Centre in the company of his friends. Mlilo had a misunderstanding with the suspect over an undisclosed matter.
“The suspect allegedly drew an okapi knife and stabbed Mlilo once on the back. Mlilo bleeding profusely, went back to Nyaje Business Centre to seek help, but collapsed along the way and died”, said Mahoko.
Mlilo’s body was discovered by a passer-by the following morning.