Freedom Mupanedemo Midlands Bureau
Police in Kwekwe have launched a manhunt for a farm worker who is reported to have fatally struck the son of his boss with a machete following a misunderstanding.
Chikomborero Dzapasi (26) died at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo where he had been rushed after being struck by a machete once on the forehead allegedly by Munyaradzi Chigora (37).
Chigora is a farm worker at the family’s Sunnymeade Farm in Torwood on the outskirts of Kwekwe.
Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko, said the assault took place last Sunday around midnight and police were still hunting for the suspect.
“Police are appealing to members of the public who might have information that can help locating Munyaradzi Chigora (37) to inform any nearest police station,” said Insp Mahoko.
Dzapasi was initially admitted to Mpilo Central Hospital, but later succumbed to the injuries sustained in the machete attack on Monday. It is alleged that Chigora was given work instructions by the son of the farm owner. But when Chigora was asked why the work was not done Chigora allegedly struck the son with a machete on the forehead.
“The injured man was rushed to Kwekwe General Hospital and then moved to Mpilo Hospital. He died the following day,” said Insp Mahoko.
Meanwhile, police in Kwekwe are investigating a case of robbery after a gang pounced on a tuckshop and went away with cash and other valuables on Tuesday night.
Insp Mahoko said Ms Rosilina Dima (39), who runs a tuckshop at Kurwaisimba Mine in Munyathi, lost US$250, $9 750, a mobile phone (Itel 2160) and groceries after robbers broke into her tuckshop during the night while she slept inside.
After breaking into the tuckshop, the suspects allegedly threatened to attack Ms Dima if she alerted anyone.