Terror gang member arrested for murder

CHINHOYI — An alleged member of the dreaded Zanu PF militia, “Top Six”, which has caused a reign of terror in previous elections in Mashonaland West province, has been arrested for murder.

Own Correspondent

Kevin Sakunana (34) of Chikonohono, Chinhoyi, was arrested at the weekend for allegedly fatally assaulting businessman and farmer Ephraime Makaza (49) of Angwa Farm, Chinhoyi.

His younger brother Richard (31), also wanted in connection with the murder, is still at large.

Mashonaland West police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara yesterday confirmed the murder and arrest of Kevin.

“Indeed, police have arrested Kevin and are hunting for his brother Richard in connection with murder,” Mabgweazara said.

Police said on May 28 this year at Christos shopping centre, the suspects were playing snooker while the now deceased was drinking beer alone.

The two brothers allegedly asked Makaza to buy them beer, but he refused, resulting in a heated exchange of words which deteriorated into a fight.

The pair allegedly used fists and feet to severely assault Makaza who broke his leg and sustained injuries all over and was rushed to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital for treatment.

Makaza was admitted on the day of the assault and later discharged, but was hospitalised three days later after complaining of severe pain.

On Friday, it was decided that he be transferred to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare after his condition continued to deteriorate, but he died on the way in the early hours of Saturday.

A post-mortem conducted on June 9 established that he died of lung injuries and bleeding from the thorax as a result of the beating.

Before the twist of events, an assault case had been reported at Chinhoyi Central Police Station which dispatched officers to the scene and later arrested the pair who then appeared in court facing the charge and were released on bail.

Makaza operated a butchery at the shopping centre where he was assaulted.

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19 Comments

  1. Auraya ngafire mujeri

    1. Anorwa nebakatwa ngafewo nebakatwa

      1. Iwe Luke haikona kuita zvinonyadzisa.

  2. Tendai Chaminuka

    Top 6 yemuchikoro here

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  4. its now time for bla fidza to start recruiting since the top six is disbanded for various reasons

  5. You teach people to get things for free now see what they did, top six yekuponda vamwe vachiita top six mu class. Thugs.

  6. Sincere condolences the family of the deceased; the murderer will pay for his crimes.

    I am wondering why the headline reads: Terror gang member arrested for murder, but the story is about “An alleged member of the dreaded Zanu PF militia arrested”. Unless the reporter does not know chirungu, zvirinani kunyora ne chiShona kana siNdebele. This headline like many others in this paper is misleading. Shem!

  7. regai kungoti ZANU PF gang member mashaiwa pekuisa zita rezanu pf here. Hapana politics dzarwirwaka apa. Ende nyaya yenyu yekungoti munhu auraya vanhu mototi ndewezanu pf musiyane nayo.

  8. We only know zanu pf killers since Gukurahundi era!

  9. residentpastor

    Kwasara Givemore gang member yetop six. Havabvi mumabhawa matinoda kunwa hedu doro nemari dzedu dzekushanda kwete kubvutira vanhu. Vanoita sekunge ndovaridzi vemaclub ose emuChinhoyi. Vanoita inonzi batai munhu chaiyo kana vafunga kusorter munhu. Wakangoita dzungu chete unotambwa newe size.

  10. Zanu pf bato remhondi mchafawo ,makauraya vanhu kumamatebeleland 20000.kana vakavhoterai vanoenga!

  11. i hate zanu pf.with passion.jst because of’mnangagwa’and jonathan’msorobhangu’moyo.

  12. Vote murders out.

  13. Top 6 muchamama kuda zvinhu kunge changani bag,kuda zvemahara mudya izvo zvo musatanyoko

  14. have u seen mazita evanhu varikutuka those who have fact.their names are just like venom which comes frm their empty heads.muendeswewo kunodzidza kuti mugone kudebator muchipawo mafacts.

  15. zvakaoma. i wonder why you want to link ZANU PF ne violence yekubhawa. idiots

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