ZRP in Bulawayo has reportedly arrested 2 teenagers Vusumuzi Moyo (17) and Nqabutho Moyo (18) after they allegedly murdered Jabulani Nyathi in a beer row in Umguza, New Zimbabwe reports.
The incident was confirmed by Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube who said the incident took place on 8 September. According to Inspector Ncube, the teenagers, the now-deceased, and their male friend who is a prison officer Khami prison complex canteen went out to drink:
The four drank beer until the canteen closed at around 2200 hours and they went to their friend’s house where they continued drinking beer until 0010 hours on 9 September 2020. On the same day at around 0030 hours, Vusumuzi, Nqabutho and the deceased left their friend’s home going to their place of residence.
However, while on their way home, a misunderstanding arose over an undisclosed issue which resulted in Nqabutho and Vusumuzi taking turns to assault the deceased with open hands and a sjambok several times all over the body.
The assault took place during different intervals along the way in a bushy area between Khami Prison complex and Richard Farm in Umguza. The now-deceased collapsed when they were about one kilometre from their place of residence. The accused persons left the now deceased lying on the side of the road. At about 0800 hours, Nqabutho went back to where they had left the deceased lying and found him dead.
The neighbour raised alarm and teamed up with other villagers, and apprehended Vusumuzi who was still sleeping in his room. Vusumuzi told the villagers that they had assaulted Jabulani Nyathi together with Nqabutho.
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