Kudakwashe Mahachi died at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo after he was stoned by unknown assailants.
He was found lying unconscious in Makokoba.
Nkosiyabo Sibanda, the lawyer representing Kuda Mahachi the football player, said the Mahachi who died was not the 28-year-old Warriors forward, his client. Sibanda told The Chronicle:
The Kuda who died is not the Kuda I represent. My client is still alive.
The official police Twitter account said the police are treating the death of Mahachi as a murder case. Said the police:
ZRP Mzilikazi is investigating a case of murder in which Kudakwashe Mahachi (33) was found lying unconscious on 10/06/22 at around 1000 hours at Getrude Park, Makokoba after he was attacked by unknown assailants.
The victim died while admitted at Mpilo Hospital on 10/06/22 at around 1105 hours. Police recovered two blood-stained stones and an invertor at the scene. Anyone with information to contact any nearest Police Station.
Meanwhile, Mahachi’s case in which he is being accused of scalding his 4year-old son with boiling water is still pending. He denies the charges.