A misunderstanding over US$25 costed the life of Nomore Kamukuni (49) of Arcedia village in Mount Darwin on Wednesday.
The now deceased Kamukuni was caught in cross fire after the brick which killed him missed the targeted Anyway Magireya (30) a brother to the suspect Tinashe Magireya who became furious after being accused of stealing the money meant for the family’s food.
Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the case.
“I can confirm a murder case in Mount Darwin where Tinashe Magireya struck dead Kamukuni with a brick after a misunderstanding over US$25,” Mundembe said.
Allegations are that Anyway’s wife Petronela Karisa(20) accused Tinashe of stealing money in the house.
A misunderstanding ensured and Kamukuni tried to intermediate when Karisa’s husband arrived he heard people quarrelling and tried to understand what was going on from Kamukuni.
The furious Tinashe threatened to deal with his brother Anyway and went on to pick a brick which he threw at him but missed the target and it struck Kamukuni on the abdomen.
He was seriously injured and did not seek medical attention he died the following day leading to the arrest of Tinashe.
Police warned people to desist from violence.