Desperate pursuit ends in tragedy: Man stabbed to death while chasing phone thieves


A man from Runyararo West died on Friday evening after he was stabbed on the collar bone by two thieves he was chasing after they stole his mobile phone.

Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident to The Mirror.

Dhewa said Tinashe Marufu (31) was stabbed by Tichaona Chambarombo (23) who is in Police custody. His accomplice Desire Matore is still at large.

The incident happened around 1 am near Francis Aphiri Primary School.

Circumstances are that Marufu chased the duo and shouted for help. Three neighbours followed to help him.

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Upon reaching Francis Aphiri, Matore failed to jump the school perimeter wall and Marufu apprehended him. Chambarombo came to his accomplice’s aid.

He stabbed Marufu with an Okapi knife near the right side collar bone and disappeared.

The three neighbours following Marufu managed to apprehend Chambarombo. They reported the matter at a ZRP Runyararo West base.

An ambulance was called to the scene but Marufu had already died.

— Mirror

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