A 65-year-old man from Mutunda Village, Chief Siambuwa, Binga, was allegedly killed and his head skinned by five unidentified men on Wednesday last week.
Acting Matabeleland North provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Christopher Mahohoma confirmed receiving the report.
He said the reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained and the suspected murderers are still at large.
Asst Insp Mahohoma said on Wednesday, the now deceased Amion Bube was at the fields with his wife until about 5 PM when he decided to go home leaving her behind.
The wife then followed after a while and as she approached their homestead she saw five men she could not identify running away from their homestead which was on fire.
When she got inside the homestead she saw her husband’s body lying in a pool of blood close to their burning bedroom hut.
The matter was reported to the police who attended the scene. The Sunday News quoted Asst Insp Mahohoma as saying:
The police found the deceased lying in a pool of blood and under him were a spear and an iron bar. The head of the deceased was skinned and it had two deep cuts on the forehead and one on the left ear.
Also beside the body of the deceased was a blood-stained axe. Our officers also observed struggle marks and five huts that had been burnt.
We appeal to members of the public to assist with information that may lead to the arrest of the five who are still at large.
Members of the public should also desist from using violence to solve differences as it costs lives.