Grade 4 boy found hanging from a drying rack


GOKWE-A dark cloud has engulfed the Mahamba Village, under Chief Sai in Gokwe South after a 9 year old boy was found hanging from a dish drying rack (for kitchen utensils) by his grandmother.

Police confirmed investigations on the incident that took place on the 7th of February 2024 around 8am.

Midlands police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the now deceased, Clive Mpala of Village Mahamba under Chief Sai in Gokwe was doing  grade 4 at Zhamba Primary School, Gokwe South.

He said on the fateful day, Mpala woke up to prepare for school but did not locate his pair of socks.

He then asked his grandmother, Patricia Munkuli (50) who also helped him to search for the pair of socks but could not find them.

Insp Mahoko said after failing to locate the socks, Munkuli then told Mpala not to go to School.

The police heard that Munkuli then went to Zhamba Business Centre to buy groceries leaving the now deceased at home.

On her return she found the body of Mpala hanging from a kitchen utensils drying rack at the homestead and she reported the matter to the police who ferried  the deceased’s body to Gokwe South District Hospital.

Insp Mahoko appealed to members of the public with detailed information that led to the death of the juvenile to contact the nearest Police station.

Meanwhile, a one year old died on the spot, while the other two escaped with serious injuries after the car they were traveling in veered off the road and hit a stationery truck.

The incident occurred yesterday along Bristol road around 5:50 pm.

Insp Mahoko told The Midweek Watch that Thompson Kakomwe (28) of Mkoba 9, Gweru, was driving a sky blue Honda Fit along Bristol road from Gweru town to Mkoba with his two little daughters aged 10 and one year.

On approaching Midlands Metals, he failed to control the vehicle resulting in it veering off the road and hitting a stationery lorry which was parked opposite the roadside.

“The one year old daughter Kimberly Kakomwe, died on the spot,” added Insp Mahoko.

He said Thompson suffered head injuries and he was admitted at Gweru Provincial Hospital and is in a serious condition whilst the other daughter is also admitted at the same hospital in a stable condition.

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