A 38-year-old man of Mudzimukunzi village, in Chief Svosve’s chiefdom, was reportedly stabbed whilst assisting police to arrest an assault suspect.
Kennedy Nyandoro was pronounced dead upon arrival at Marondera Provincial Hospital where he had been taken for medication after being stabbed in the throat by 26-year-old Jaison Chinakidza.
The incident was confirmed by Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza. Mwanza said:
I confirm the death of a man who was stabbed by a sharp object before the suspect fled from the scene. We appeal to members of the public to notify the police if they have information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect. The public should also be careful because the suspect is dangerous.
It is the police’s case that on 8 August, two police officers were looking for Chinakidza over an assault case. Nyandoro is believed to have offered to lead the police to where Chinakidza was since he knew him.
Nyandoro is said to have seen Chinakidza and grabbed him before the police arrived. The accused reportedly stabbed the deceased on the throat and fled into the darkness.
The police pursued him but failed to catch him.
Nyandoro is said to have died on the way to the hospital for treatment.
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