Gokwe man murders brother over land


GOKWE – A dispute over land boundaries resulted in a 42-year-old man allegedly hacking his brother to death with a machete on Monday in Gokwe North.
Ruyamuro Matsaukirwa (42) of Village Matsaukirwa under Chief Chireya was working in his field when his elder brother Jongwe Matsaukirwa (49) approached him and asked why he was encroaching into his field.
A misunderstanding arose between the two and it degenerated into a fight. Jongwe allegedly snatched a machete from Ruyamuro and struck him once on the chin. Ruyamuro later managed to disarm his brother and he struck him on the back of the head and Jongwe died on the spot.
Police arrested Ruyamuro while Jongwe’s body was taken to Gokwe North District Hospital awaiting post mortem.
Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko urged the public to respect sanctity of life.
“This incident could have been avoided by involving third parties,” he said.

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