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Shurugwi man killed over 16 grams of gold

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Shurugwi man killed over 16 grams of gold


Alvina Chiwanika

SHURUGWI – Magistrate Sithabile Zungula remanded two gold miners in custody until October 25, 2023, for allegedly committing murder by stabbing their colleague three times over a dispute involving 16 grams of gold.
Oliver Ncube, a 22-year-old from Gokwe, and Munyaradzi Marufu, a 25-year-old from Zvishavane, are presently receiving medical attention at Shurugwi District Hospital. They were assaulted by other miners for purportedly stabbing Evince Mapfumo. The occurrence took place at Nduku Mine on Tuesday evening at around 5 pm.
The circumstances indicate that the trio engaged in mining activities together at the same mine. On Monday, they managed to extract a total of 16 grams of gold.
However, it appears that Marufu and Ncube disappeared without equitably sharing their yield with Mapfumo.
The duo returned to the mine with four grams on the next day. They got into an argument with Mapfumo over the gold’s quantity.
Marufu withdrew an Okapi knife and stabbed Mapfumo twice in the back, whilst Ncube stabbed him once in the collar bone.
Other gold panners allegedly intervened and assaulted the duo. Mapfumo was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Pride Gomera is prosecuting.

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