Machete Thugs Murder Fellow Miner After Over 5km Chase On Foot In Gwanda
5 November 2020


About ten machete wielding thugs in Gwanda are reported to have brutally killed a fellow illegal miner early hours of Thursday morning after a dispute arose at the notorious Vhovha mining area some kilometres outside Gwanda town.

Reports indicate that the illegal miners armed with Machetes chased after the deceased person for over five kilometres into Gwanda town and brutally killed him when he got tired of running and tried to sneak into a house at the town’s Pakama High Density suburb.

Sources told that the gang of about ten machete thugs descended on the fleeing man and brutally killed him using the highly lethal man made weapons before fleeing into the night.

The deceased, Prince Mkhululi Moyo who resided in Phakama township was br_tally murdered around 03.30hrs.

Benard Sibanda, the owner of the house where the incident took place narrated the ordeal

“It was around 03.30hrs when I heard someone screaming for help and pleading for forgiveness from his killers. After hearing the screams, I immediately woke up but i could not go out to investigate as i was not sure of what was happening outside.

“While he was being assaulted, he cried out, Mbongeni please don’t kill me,” Sibanda narrated.

He added that his last words were,”Ahaa wangigamula, selingibulele (you have axed me to death).”

The deceased had two deep cuts in the head and five cuts on the lower part of his right leg.

Matabeleland South Police Provincial Spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele referred all questions to the National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.

More details on the murder are still coming through and these will be provided as they unfold.