A 35-YEAR-OLD Gwanda man was found dead after he was allegedly attacked by a group of unidentified men.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said Thembelani Ncube of Matshiya Village in Matshetsheni was stabbed on his stomach and also sustained bruises on the head and was bleeding from the mouth.
He said Ncube’s body was found by a passerby on Monday at around 5PM near Farvic Mine in Gwanda.
“We are investigating a murder case where the body of Thembelani Ncube was found along Farvic- Colleen Bawn road. The body was found by a passerby who alerted the police. Ncube was stabbed in the stomach, had bruises on the head and was bleeding from the mouth.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that Ncube was seen earlier on that day being chased by a group of people who are still to be identified. Investigations are still underway and we appeal to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of this gang to approach any police station near them,” he said.
Chief Insp Ndebele encouraged the public to resolve disputes amicably. He said people had to engage third parties for intervention in order to avoid loss of life.
Meanwhile, police are appealing for assistance in identifying the body of a male adult which was found lying along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge road near Mtetengwe.
In a statement Chief Insp Ndebele said the body was found by a passerby on August 18.
“We are seeking assistance in identifying the body of an unknown male adult who was found by a motorist lying at the 298 kilometre peg along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge road near Mtetengwe area on 18 August.
“The deceased is medium built and light in complexion. He was found wearing a boxer short only and was bare footed. The body is being held at the Beitbridge District Hospital Mortuary awaiting identification,” he said.
Chief Insp Ndebele said members of the public with information on the deceased’s identity can contact 0286-22360 or 08428-22810 or visit any police station near them.