Man killed in robbery attack with iron bars at Mokomo

Man killed in robbery attack with iron bars at Mokomo

Today’s Frontpages: Friday, July 8, 2022

A 42-year-old Harare man was found dead in a pool of blood in the morning a day after he and his two friends were attacked in Epworth by two robbers armed with iron bars and knives.

The robbers stole his cellphone before disappearing into thick darkness on Saturday night.

No arrests have been made and investigations are still in progress.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi named the dead man as Tawanda Tomu.

The attack took place in Makomo Extension around 10pm on Saturday and was found the next morning at around 6am, said Asst Comm Nyathi.

Police in Triangle are also investigating another killing at Marhinganyete Village, Mwenezi, on Saturday at around 5.30pm where the suspect,

Owen Moyo, fatally struck the victim, Masiya Masiya (32), several times with a log after a misunderstanding at a beer binge.

Most killings have been committed by close relatives, friends, lovers at beer binges and during robberies.

Zimbabwean law defines two degrees of murder: murder with actual intent where the murder is premeditated, and murder with constructive intent, where the killer was totally reckless, usually while committing another crime such as robbery, in a situation where one would be ready to kill.

Besides these two there is culpable homicide, where there was no intent to kill but the killer took action that the reasonable person would recognise could lead to serious injury or death.

This is the charge normally made when someone kills someone else in a road accident or in a fight, although the line between culpable homicide and murder with constructive intent is very fine in fight deaths.

Recently, remains of an unknown woman in an advanced state of decomposition with some body parts missing were recovered in a bushy area in Figtree, Matabeleland South.

The remains which had both palms missing, were found near the 21km peg along the Bulawayo-Plumtree Road last Thursday.

The body, which was in its advanced stages of decomposition, had no flesh on the face with both palms missing.

The incident came after police also recovered suspected human remains allegedly belonging to Beatrice Kunyiminya (75), who reportedly went missing on April 24, 2022 from her homestead in Marimo Village, Juru.

Her remains were discovered by another villager, scattered in tall grass and the villager informed her relative, Mr Joseph Kunyiminya, who proceeded to the police to make a report.


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