Man Murdered For “Being Boastful”
27 August 2021
A Chiredzi man died two weeks ago after he was fatally attacked by an allegedly intoxicated villager for allegedly being boastful.
Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident and urged members of the public who may be aware of Sibanda's whereabouts to approach the police. Said Dhewa:
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I can confirm the incident which took place in Chikombedzi where a man was murdered and the accused is yet to be arrested.
It is alleged that Gumhani Dike, 36, and his 10-year-old son were on their way to Chomupani Business Center when he met Andsern Sibanda on August 11, 2021.
Dike greeted Sibanda who instead of greeting him back accused him of being boastful.
A misunderstanding ensued before Sibanda grabbed a stone and hit Dike repeatedly on the head.
It is further alleged that Dike sustained deep cuts.
Sources further say Sibanda fled the scene and the minor child who was watching helplessly while his father was being attacked rushed to report the matter to one of the villagers.
Dike was ferried to Chomupani Clinic where he was referred to Chikombedzi Mission Hospital the following day.
However, his condition continued to deteriorate and he died around 8 PM on the same day.