Tenant kills 89-year-old landlord

GWERU police have launched a manhunt for a 25-year-old man who allegedly attacked a couple with a machete and killed his 89-year-old landlord at Roylands Farm in Gweru recently.


Provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende confirmed the death of Joseph Rodi of Plot 41 at the farm allegedly at the hands of his tenant, Vusimuzi Mkandla.

On the day, Mkandla allegedly approached Rodi who was at his homestead with his wife Ntombizodwa Bhebhe and accused them of spreading rumours about his life, and a misunderstanding arose.

Mkandla allegedly physically attacked struck both Rodi and his wife with a machete several times. The matter was reported to Gweru Rural Police Station.

Rodi died on admission at Gweru Provincial Hospital while his wife was said to be in a critical condition at the same hospital. Mkandla is still at large.

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