Midlands’s police are investigating two murder cases one in Shurugwi and in Zhombe where two men were axed to death in both unrelated circumstances.
Midlands Police Spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed both murder cases
“Dingilizwe Dzingai (41) had won a cellphone while gambling. The now suspect Ison Chibaya, owner of the cellphone later followed Dingilizwe at his home to recover his cellphone. The two fought and Chibaya struck Dingilizwe with an axe on the head. Dingilizwe was taken to Shurugwi Hospital for treatment. He died upon while on admission” said Mahoko.
The second incident took place in Gravel west mine, Kwekwe.
“In the second incident, two rival groups of artisanal miners fought at Gravel west mine, Kwekwe. The now deceased, Henry Mlilo’s gang went away. Henry then returned on a revenge mission, accompanied by a friend, identified as Stephene Chaka armed with an axe, spear and a machete. They were outnumbered by the other group which numbered up to 15 people. The two tried to run away while the rivals kept on assaulting them until Henry Milo fell and drowned in Sebakwe River. The body was retrieved by the police during scene attendance. It had injuries all over,” he said.
Police say investigations are ongoing in Shurugwi and Kwekwe Rural.
Police are appealing to members of the public who might have information on Ed to report to any nearest police station.
“No arrests have been made so far and we appeal to the public for information that can help locate and arrest culprits behind these cases”.