Police in Binga have launched a manhunt for two suspects who allegedly fatally struck a 36-year-old man with logs and a spear accusing him of having love affairs with their wives.
The murder occurred in Lusulu, Binga on Wednesday last week.
Police have identified the accused as Polite Ndlovu (24) and Justice Ndlovu (22).
Acting Matabeleland North provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Christopher Mahohoma said that the now-deceased, Stephen Mpofu (36), was attacked by the two while he was asleep in his bedroom hut with his wife.
He said the two were shouting outside threatening to kill Mpofu for allegedly having love affairs with their wives before they broke the door to the bedroom hut.
Mpofu tried to run away but one of the two suspects grabbed him. Said Asst Insp Mahohoma:
The suspects started assaulting him with logs and a spear. Mpofu’s wife phoned the village head who rushed to the scene and found the two still assaulting Mpofu who was lying in a pool of blood.
The village head tried to restrain the two from further assaulting him but they threatened him before they fled.
It was only after they left that the village head and Mpofu’s wife managed to get close to him and immediately took him to a nearby clinic but he died before they got to the clinic.
Police attended the scene and recovered mopane tree logs and a spear used by the two suspects.
Mpofu had two deep cuts on the head, a cut on the left cheek, a swollen face and injuries on the head. | The Sunday News