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Suspected thief axed to death

Suspected thief axed to death

Story by Fungai Jachi

A suspected thief from Fort Rixon Village, was allegedly axed to death by four men who accused him of stealing a mobile phone.

The suspected thief died at the hands of the men, who accused him of stealing a cellphone from one of them.

It is alleged that the incident happened at a beerhall where the accused were drinking beer.

Allegations are that the quartet got into an argument with the now deceased when they confronted him concerning a missing cellphone.

The four allegedly pulled out an axe which they used to strike the suspected thief on the head killing him.

They allegedly dumped his body in a bush.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed the alleged murder on its X page.

It is also investigating circumstances surrounding a case of murder in which Munyaradzi Masango (46) was found dead with two stab wounds on the chest at a house in Entumbane, Bulawayo on Thursday.

Meanwhile, investigations into the murder of one John Machasi who was found dead along a road in Ruwa are underway with the police calling for anyone with information of what could have happened to Machasi to assist them.