Mwenezi villagers murder stock theft suspect


MWENEZI- Four Mwenezi men who allegedly teamed up and assaulted a suspected stock thief have appeared in court facing murder charges.

Simon Matongo (18), Morerest Chivasa (21), Tinashe Machesa (20) and Ricardo Moyo (18) from Peter Perengwe village in Chenjerai Hunzvi Farm under Chief Mazetese appeared before Mwenezi Resident Magistrate Honest Musiiwa on Tuesday.

It is the State case that on September 18, 2020 the four teamed up with other villagers who are still on the run and severely assaulted Kudakwashe Hlangani whom they suspected of committing stock theft cases in the area.
The State further alleges that the accused persons assaulted Hlangani with sticks, fists and booted feet all over his body until he could not breathe. People who witnessed the incident reported the matter to Mlelezi police who attended the scene. A blood stained hat belonging to Hlangani and sticks which were used to assault him were found on the scene leading to the arrest of the accused persons.

People who witnessed the incident reported the matter to Mlelezi police base and police attended the scene. The body was ferried to Masvingo Provincial Hospital for postmortem.

A blood stained hat that belonged to the now deceased and sticks which were used in torturing Hlangani was found at the crime scene and the four were later arrested.

agistrate Musiiwa remanded the four in custody to October 6, 2020.
Laiton Katsidzira prosecuted.

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