By SIMBARASHE SITHOLE
A SUSPECTED thief from Rushinga was allegedly bashed to death by five people in Mazowe after they accused him of stealing a solar panel and groceries.
Mashonaland Central provincial police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the incident, which occurred last Friday, and identified the deceased as Rutendo Manyika.
“I can confirm a murder case at Plot 10, Mazowe where a Rushinga man was killed by five assailants, of which two of them have since been arrested and three are still at large,” he said.
Allegations are that Manyika broke into Tambudzai Musambo (58)’s tuckshop and stole goods worth US$76.
Passers-by allegedly alerted the tuckshop owner, who teamed up with Tafara Tinarwo, Alexander Manyika, Elliot Tauro and Talent Mapuwei and meted out instant justice on him.
Steven Chidavaenzi (41) discovered the dead body the next day and filed a police report, leading to the arrest of Musambo and Tinarwo.
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