A Victoria Falls man has been arrested for murder after he struck another man twice on the head with a burning log causing his instant death.
Winston Moyo (38) and the now-deceased William Jubane both stayed in shacks near the Victoria Falls sewer treatment plant.
They were drinking beer in the company of four others when a misunderstanding erupted on Saturday night.
Moyo reportedly pulled a burning log from a fire they were warming themselves with and struck Jubane on the back of the head.
After hitting Jubane and realizing that he had collapsed and became unconscious, Moyo fled from the scene.
He was later arrested after police attended the scene tracked him down to a hideout near the Chinotimba suburb. Matabeleland North police spokesperson Inspector Glory Banda confirmed the incident:
We received a case of murder where a man was hit with a burning log and died. Investigations are underway and the suspect has been arrested.
He said other patrons tried to render first aid on Jubane but could not resuscitate him as he was already dead.
Police have urged members of the public to avoid resorting to the use of violence as a solution to disputes.