A man’s wise decision to reprimand two brothers, who were drinking beer during a church service at a funeral, ended in murder after a fight broke out after the burial.
Tapiwa Ziyambi (37) from Gokwe in the Midlands province, died on the spot after he was stabbed with a sharp object while his two brothers, Tererai Ziyambi (32) and Shepherd Ziyambi (35), are admitted to Gokwe Hospital after they were attacked by Leon Muringi and Prackhard Muringi, the two brothers who were drinking alcohol at the funeral.
The incident happened on 15 May around 3 pm in Dzingisai village, which falls under Chief Chireya Nembudziya’s jurisdiction.
Circumstances are that the three victims were at a church service at a funeral in the same village when Tapiwa saw Leon and Prackhard drinking beer and cautioned them over their actions.
This did not go down well with the suspects.
After the funeral, the trio left and they met the suspect on the same footpath. The suspects confronted the victims over the incident that occurred at the funeral while armed with sharp objects. A misunderstanding arose.
In the process, Leon allegedly stabbed Tererai with a sharp object and Tapiwa intervened, rescuing his brother from the attack. In turn, Prackhard allegedly stabbed Tapiwa with a sharp object and he died on the spot. Leon also stabbed Shepherd all over his body and he sustained serious injuries. After committing the offence, the suspects fled from the scene and are at large.
Police attended the scene and the deceased Tapiwa Ziyambi was taken to Gokwe hospital mortuary for post-mortem. Tererai and Shepherd were rushed to the same hospital where they are admitted and in serious condition.
The incident was confirmed by the Midlands province police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko.
“Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms investigating a case of murder and attempted murder where three brothers were attacked with sharp objects. One died on the spot and the two are admitted to Gokwe hospital with serious injuries.”
“May the members of the public who might have information about the whereabouts of Leon and Prackhard Muringi inform their nearest police station,” said Inspector Mahoko.