The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has launched a manhunt for two Mberengwa men who allegedly killed a 26-year-old man after he drank their beer without their consent.
ZRP spokesperson in Midlands Province, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the murder incident occurred on Thursday at Chemubhobho business centre near Mnene Mission Hospital in Mberengwa. He said:
I can confirm that police are investigating a matter in which a Mberengwa man was stabbed to death over beer.
It is alleged that on March 31 around 12 pm at Chemubhobho business centre near Mnene Mission Hospital in Mberengwa the now deceased Definite Munyayi Moyo was drinking beer in the company of two suspects Shepherd Hove and Ephraim Chengeta.
Insp Mahoko said Moyo allegedly consumed Hove’s beer without his consent resulting in a misunderstanding. He added:
Hove and Chengeta started assaulting Moyo with clenched fists before Hove withdrew an okapi knife which he used to stab the now deceased on the thighs several times.
… Moyo later died from the injuries he sustained and his body was ferried to Zvishavane District Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
By the time Moyo passed away, Hove and Chengeta and already fled from the scene, leaving their victim in a pool of blood.