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Footballer Kills Teammate After Social Soccer Tournament

A local footballer was killed by his teammate following a misunderstanding over an undisclosed issue in Binga on Saturday.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson in Matabeleland North Province, Inspector Glory Banda, said the incident occurred in the Nalubuyu area under Chief Binga.

He said Planner Munenge (age not given) of Nalubuyu village and Simbarashe Sibanda (24) from the same area were playing social football in a tournament on Saturday.

The match ended late in the evening and their team officials resolved that all players would sleep over in camp and go home the following day.

That evening, the players decided to go for a beer drink at a nearby business centre where a misunderstanding arose between Munenge and Sibanda. Said Insp Banda:

I can confirm that we received a case of murder where a man used a brick to fatally assault another.

On 10 September 2022, there was a soccer match at Donga Shopping Centre grounds and the match ended late.

Nalubuyu team officials decided that team players would spend the night at the camp.

Insp Banda said Sibanda and Munenge had a misunderstanding and the suspect attacked the now-deceased at around 11 PM. He said:

The accused then allegedly struck the now deceased with a brick on the head. Onlookers tried to render first aid, to no avail as he died moments later.

A report was made to the police leading to Sibanda’s arrest. | Chronicle

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