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A Mberengwa Tout Kills Cousin Over Touting Rights

A 26-year-old Mberengwa man has been arrested for killing his cousin over touting rights.

It is alleged that Honest Shoko punched 33-year-old Panias Shoko with a clenched fist while at Danga Business Centre in Mberengwa.

Panias died on Thursday upon arrival at a local hospital.

The now deceased Panias Shoko and the suspect, Honest Shoko were touting for commuter omnibuses at the shopping centre when two kombis arrived, reported The Herald quoting Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko. He is cited as saying:

The two dashed to the kombis but the kombi crew then indicated that they were comfortable working with Panias Shoko. This did not go down well with Honest Shoko who then grabbed Panias by the collar before hitting him with a clinched fist below the ear. Panias collapsed and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Insp Mahoko said police have since arrested Honest Shoko in connection with the murder.

In another case, police in Gwanda arrested Thandazani Ncube (31) on allegations that he fatally assaulted his 15-year-old wife over allegations of infidelity.

Police are also investigating a case of infanticide in which a body of a baby boy infant was found dumped at a dumpsite near Morgan Zintec College in Harare on Tuesday. 

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