By A Correspondent-Police in Mashonaland Central have arrested four illegal miners who allegedly bashed a suspected thief to death on Tuesday.
Simon Kavare (30), John Zimhondi(17), Luke Girini (19) and Takemore Masunga (30) are assisting police with investigations following the death of Anyway Karikoga (26).
Mashonaland Central deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Fidelis Dhewu confirmed the case.
“I can confirm that we arrested four murder suspects in Chesa Mount Darwin who allegedly bashed a suspected thief to death, investigations are underway,” Dhewu said.
Allegations are that the now deceased Karigoka went to Mukaradzi panning site around 10pm and stole Girini’s satchel containing money and fled to the bush.
He was seen running by Girini who teamed up with his colleagues and pursued him.
He was caught in the bush and the suspects heavily assaulted him using a fan belt and open hands.
Karogona’s body was found dead by a passerby who alerted the police leading to the arrest of the suspects.
Police warned members of the public not to take the law into their hands but instead report criminal cases to the police to avoid unnecessary loss of life.