A 42-YEAR-OLD man was on Monday bashed to death in Mukumbura, Mashonaland Central province, after members of the community accused him of being a rap_ist.
Given Kanyera (42), of Hore village, allegedly broke into a bedroom hut where Susan Chapfunya (33) was sleeping.
Chapfunya screamed for help, attracting the attention of Joseph Sekera (23) and Kamukemba Kipa (29), who immediately rushed to the scene.
Sekera and Kipa found Kanyera standing by the door of the hut.
When they asked him to explain himself, Kanyera failed to give a satisfactory answer and they assaulted him with open hands and bricks, resulting in his death a few days later.
Mashonaland Central provincial deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Fidelis Dhewu confirmed the case.
“We are investigating a murder case and we have arrested one suspect Sekera, while his accomplice Kipa is still at large and we are appealing for information in regards to his whereabouts,” Dhewu said.
According to the police, the now-deceased did not seek immediate treatment after the assault, neither did he report the matter to the police.
He went to the clinic two days later after his health had deteriorated.
At Kaitano Clinic where he sought help, he was asked to file a police report first before receiving treatment, leading to the arrest of Sekera and Kipa.
Kanyera was treated and transferred to Karanda Mission Hospital, where he died on admission.