Crime & courts

‘Housebreaker’ beaten to death, five arrested

FIVE men from Nkulumane suburb in Bulawayo have been arrested for allegedly beating a man to death after accusing him of breaking into a house in the suburb.

Melusi Ncube (31), Luckson Munsaka (23), Edwin Maphosa (22), Ayanda Ndlovu (26), Fungai Guduza (23), all of Nkulumane suburb, Bulawayo were arrested for allegedly killing a 29-year-old man who was reportedly drunk.

Bulawayo province police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident which occurred on Friday in the suburb.

He said the gang assaulted the yet to be identified victim with a tyre strip, sticks and a piece of hosepipe all over the body.

“I can confirm that we are investigating a case of murder in Nkulumane suburb involving five men who ganged up and beat up the now deceased from the same suburb accusing him of unlawful entry,” he said

Insp Ncube said preliminary investigations indicate the victim was drunk at the time he was assaulted.

-chronicle

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