The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has arrested a Chiredzi man in connection with the murder of a 60-year-old security guard whose headless body was discovered early this week.
The head was later discovered the chopped head of Lazawa Salani of Buffalo Range wrapped in a sack and buried in a small shallow pit about 1.5km from an open space near the Chiredzi Magistrates’ Court where the deceased guarded.
Police reportedly discovered blood-stained clothes of the accused, William Simango (24), who was said to have earlier in the day threatened to kill Salani for taking away his job.
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Sources said William Simango was replaced as a guard at the scrap camp by the deceased.
Masvingo Police spokesperson Kudakwashe Dehwa confirmed the arrest of William Simango. He was arrested in Chisumbanje. Dehwa said:
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with this case. I cannot give you full details at the moment because I am not in the office.
The deceased was employed at Maria Mabasa Plastic Scrap Collection Company in the town and police recovered his blood-stained uniforms and trails of blood on some bales of plastic scrap he guarded.
More: The Mirror