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Man (22) fatally stoned during beer binge


ZVISHAVANE- The Police is investigating a murder case in which a 22 year old man was attacked to death whilst drinking beer at Lundi Business Centre, Zvishavane.

One suspect has since been arrested in connection with the murder case which occurred on 6 April 2024 at about 1900 hours, Midlands Provincial Police Spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko has told The Midweek Watch and said they are looking for the other suspect identified as Reverend Magora.

“The other suspect Blessing Mahlasire was arrested and is assisting Police with investigations whilst Reverend Magora is on the run.

“We appeal to anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of Reverend Magora to notify any nearest Police station,” Mahoko said.

Mahoko said, the deceased identified as Shepherd Mavoka of Tafirei Village under Chief Mapanzure in Zvishavane was drinking beer at Lundi Business Centre, in the company of the two suspects, Blessing Mahlasire (24) also from Tafirei Village and Reverend Magora of Dori Village under Chief Mapanzure.

A misunderstanding arose between Mavoka and the two suspects which degenerated into a fight. Mahlasire and Magora struck the now deceased with bricks and empty beer bottles all over the body.

On 7 April 2024 at 0600 hours a passerby discovered the body of Shepherd Mavoka lying on the ground about 100 metres from the Business Centre.

The matter was reported to the Police who took the body to the mortuary.

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