Crime and Courts

Gokwe man killed for stealing 2 turkeys

Edwin Moyo

Gokwe- A 21 year old man died after he was beaten upby a mob who accused him of stealing turkeys from a fellow villager.

 The incident occurred at Village Tindi, Masikiri area under Chief Simuchembo, Gokwe, on 23 February 2024 at about 0400 hours.

Midlands Provincial Police Spokesperson, Inspector   Emmanuel Mahoko said the suspects could not be apprehended as they are at large.

“We are appealing for information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect Moses Chatambura. We also encourage people to solve disputes amicably other than resorting to violence.

“The four are John Mulotshwa, Benjamin Siamandanda, Garikai Nzungu and Norest Ngwenya all of Village Tindi 3, Masikiri area under Chief Simuchembo in Gokwe.

“Always seek the services of community leaders and church elders as well as the Police whenever disputes arise,” Mahoko said.

It is said, on 21 February 2024 at around midnight, Twoboy Ngwenya, (60) of Tindi Village under Chief Simuchembo in Gokwe, discovered that his two turkeys had been stolen from the fowl run.

The following day on 22 February 2024, he gathered information that his turkeys were stolen by the now deceased, Shadreck Moyo. He teamed up with other four villagers and proceeded to Moyo’s homestead where they found him.

They tied his hands with a tree fibre and beat him all over the body with logs. They recovered one turkey and left. On 23 February 2024 at about 0400 hours Shadreck Moyo’s condition deteriorated and he died. 

Police attended the scene and one suspect Twoboy Ngwenya was arrested. His four accomplices are at large. The body was taken to Gokwe South District Hospital Mortuary. 

In another incident, Police confirms receiving a report of murder where a 22 year old woman died after she was allegedly stabbed with a knife by her husband. The incident occurred in Mkoba 16, Gweru on 23 February 2024 at about 0800 hours. 

The now deceased Bridget Murahwa and the suspect Moses Chatambura, a man, ( 25) of Mkoba 16, Gweru were husband and wife. Murahwa was working in Mkoba 5 and was staying at her work place.

On the fateful day Murahwa visited her husband Moses Chatambura and found him in the company of Naison Chatambura who is believed to be his younger brother.

Naison went out of the house leaving the two together. At around 1000 hours Naison returned and found the body of Bridget lying dead on the bed.

An inspection of the body during scene attendance established that it had a deep cut on the throat and two cuts on the chin. The body was taken to Gweru General Hospital, while the husband is on run.

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