The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) on Tuesday arrested a security guard, Lovemore Munare (33) in Kadoma for a case of murder that occurred at Muswerakuenda Farm Compound, Patchway.
The suspect reportedly shot the victim, Average Muchenjeri (23) with a Star pistol on the stomach during a scuffle in which the suspect tried to seize a gold detector that the victim and the other two people were using to prospect for gold nuggets.
The victim died upon arrival at Kadoma General Hospital.
In a related case of violence in the mining sector, a 21-year-old artisanal miner was struck with an iron bar in Mberengwa before falling to death in a shaft while fighting over food rations.
The now-deceased has been identified as Grey Tanaka Mugumira (21).
Police have confirmed the arrest of the suspected murderer identified as Vusimuzi Tshuma (37). In a statement seen by Pindula News, police said:
Police in Mberengwa arrested Vusumuzi Tshuma (37) in connection with a case of murder which occurred on February 12, 2022 at Honyohwe village.
The suspect who is an artisanal miner hit the victim, Grey Tanaka Mugumira (21) with an iron rod once on the back of the head after an argument over food.
The police added that the victim fell in the mine shaft approximately 10 metres deep and died on the spot.