Chiredzi man killed over missing plough

Nancy Mlambo


Masvingo- A Chiredzi man died while another one is in stable condition after being assaulted using a motor cycle wire cable and a whip over a missing plough.

Masvingo Police spokesperson Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident which happened on Monday at Village 1 Lavhanga under Chief Gudo, Chiredzi.

Hlanganani Muyambo (30) of Village 2 Masapasi and Winmore Darikai (22) of Village 7 under Chief Gudo were assaulted by Joe Mukondo, Sam Mukondo, Knowledge Mukondo, Alexander Vhevhe and Once more Mukondo over a missing plough.

The five accused are still at large and Police is appealing for information leading to their arrest.

The gang approached Muyambo and Darikai who were doing a piece job at Senuko 3 Business Centre and accused them of stealing a plough. They then began assaulting Muyambo and Darikai using a motor brake wire cable, a chain and a whip all over their bodies.

Muyambo and Dakarai were dragged to Darikai’s homestead in Village 7 and were continuously assaulted on the road. The gang searched for the missing plough at Darikai’s house but could not find it.

The gang assaulted Muyambo and Darikai until they lost consciousness and carried them to Village 1 Lavhanga in a scotch cart where they dumped them in a bush before disappearing.

Darikai regained consciousness and sought help at a nearby homestead. He returned with villagers who found Muyambo dead. He had profusely bled from the mouth.

The villagers rushed Darikai to a local clinic and reported the matter at Mkwasine Police Station. Muyambo’s body was taken to Chiredzi District Hospital for postmortem.

“People should solve their differences amicably and not resort to violence. No one should take the law into his or her hands. The five accused are still at large and we appeal for information leading to their arrest,” said Dhewa.

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