George Maponga in Masvingo
In yet another blatant disrespect of the sanctity of human life, a
35year-old Zaka man allegedly murdered a 72-year-old fellow villager after
the latter failed to give him a token of appreciation for rescuing a
Munzwa Mucheni of Matara village under Chief Nhema died on arrival at
Mashoko Mission Hospital, a few hours after he was struck with a wooden
chair on the back of the head by Pedzisai Chivere.
Mucheni’s offence was responding in the negative to a request by Chivere
to buy him a drink at Machacha Bottle Store where the two later, having
earlier on met at a village dip tank.
Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa said on
the fateful day, Chivere assisted in rescuing Mucheni’s cow that was
trapped by poles that form the dip tank’s walls.
When the two fellow villagers let met at Machacha Bottle Store, Chivere
asked Mucheni to return the favour and quench his dry throat.
When Mucheni said he had no money on him, an irritated Chivere stood up
from his stool and struck the septuagenarian at the back of his head.
The hapless grandfather sustained a deep cut and fell to the ground while
bleeding intensely. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital and
Chivere allegedly vanished from the scene and remains unaccounted for.