Crime & courts

Student killed, covered with shrubs

Police in Bulawayo are investigating the murder of a 25-year-old student from Esigodini Agricultural College in Matabeleland South who was stabbed to death on Sunday and his body was left covered with shrubs.

The victim was stabbed on the back and left thigh before being covered with shrubs.


Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said the deceased was discovered by his friend.

He said the deceased had gone to play social soccer in Famona earlier in the day with his friends and was last heard of at Mac’s Garage where he intended to board vehicles plying the route to his home.


“On June7 2021 at around 9AM, the informant heard rumours that there was a body lying by the roadside along Umzingwane Road, Warringham suburb. He went to check and discovered that it was the now deceased’s body lying facing upwards and he made a report at ZRP Warringham Base. The Police attended the scene. It was discovered that the deceased was stabbed on the back of the left thigh and his body was lying on thick shrubs facing the side of the road,” said Insp Ncube.


He said the victim’s body was taken to United Bulawayo Hospitals for postmortem.


“Police are appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects. If ever there might be people who happened to see which mode of transport the deceased used on the fateful day,” said Insp Ncube.


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