Man dies after being bashed by drinking mate during beer binge


There was shock at a drinking spot in Mwenezi district recently when a man was murdered by his drinking mate for disrespecting the bar owner.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the incident and urged people to solve their difference amicably.

“We can confirm that we received the murder case and a suspect is in our custody. We urge people to try and solve their problems when they are sober,” said Mazula.

Sources said Wilson Ngungwana of Village 10 Chipimbi, Mukwasine, was drinking beer with his friend Charles Chauke of Village 8 Chimpimbi at Chagara’s bar.

A serious misunderstanding emerged between Ngungwana and bar owner Funny Chagara, leading Chauke to intervene against the former whom he accused of disrespecting Chagara.

Chauke then went outside the bar and brought a log which he used to hit Ngungwane on the head. The victim instantly fell unconscious and was then taken to Chiredzi Hospital from where he was referred to Hippo Valley and finally to Parirenyatwa in Harare.

He died at Parirenyatwa six days later.

— TellZim

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