MARONDERA- Three Mudzi gold panners allegedly killed a villager in December last year following a
misunderstanding over beer were arrested while hiding in a forest last week.
Clever (24) and Trymore Mudzengerere (22) and Freddy Gireya, who are all from Chamburuka
village, under Chief Chikwizo appeared before Mutoko magistrate Elijah Sibanda facing a charge of
They were remanded in custody to February 6.
Opposing bail, the State, represented by Nigel Majuru, argued that the accused persons were a flight
risk since they had been on the run after committing the crime.
According to court papers, on December 26 last year, the trio had a misunderstanding with the now-
deceased Tungamirai Munyangwa over opaque beer.
Clever reportedly struck the deceased with a beer bottle and he fell down. The other accused
persons allegedly joined in and assaulted the deceased by trampling him on the neck and head.
He died on the spot and the trio fled from the scene.
Efforts to arrest the accused were fruitless after they retreated to gold panning sites in the forests of
Mudzi until January 21 when police raided their hideout.