Lower Gweru (New Ziana)- A 74-year-old man was allegedly killed in cold blood on Tuesday evening by an unknown assailant while eating supper.
Amon Ntini of Munyasa Village, Headman Sikombingo, Chief Sogwala in Lower Gweru was allegedly stabbed several times with a sharp object and died at Gweru Provincial Hospital where he had been admitted.
Midlands province police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said investigations are underway to get to the bottom of the matter.
It is alleged that Amon Ntini was alone in the sitting room eating supper. His wife Marry Ntini (69) who was in a kitchen hut some metres away with their niece, heard him crying for help.
When they rushed to find out what was happening, they saw an unknown man running from the direction of the sitting room holding something in his hand.
They found Amon Ntini lying unconscious with serious injuries all over his body.
He was ferried to Gweru Provincial Hospital where he died on admission on May 25 around 9AM.
A report was made to the police at Maboleni and investigations are underway.
“The suspect is still at large. We appeal to those with information surrounding this case to help us in this investigation,” said Insp. Mahoko.