Man Stoned To Death Over A Sip Of Beer
31 August 2021

By A Correspondent- A Zaka man has been stoned to death by his colleagues after denying them to sip his beer.

Innocent and Enock Chari, who are twin brothers, allegedly bludgeoned Owen Munengwa to death at Baramanza Business Centre in Zaka recently.

The twins allegedly attacked Munengwa for refusing them permission to take a sip of his alcohol.

Police said the twins, Munengwa and two other unnamed people were drinking beer at the business centre when the now-deceased turned down requests by the twins to take sips of his beer.

The twins then became violent and started hitting Munengwa with stones forcing him to flee into a nearby liquor outlet at the same business centre where he locked himself inside for safety.

As if that was not enough, police said, the twins followed and damaged the shop windows before leaving for their homestead about a kilometre away from the business centre.

After a while Munengwa followed them to their homestead for a fight. When he got there, they started fighting and when Munengwa realised that he was being overpowered, he took to his heels.

However, the twins gave chase and caught up with Munengwa and continued to pelt the deceased with stones on the head and he became unconscious.

Munengwa’s family rushed him to Morgenster Mission Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

His body was  then taken to Musiso Mission Hospital mortuary for a post mortem and the matter was then reported to the Zaka Police and the Chari twins were arrested.

“We are encouraging members of the public to value the sanctity of life at all times, and try to avoid unnecessary altercations,” Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa said