By Sukuoluhle Ndlovu
Masvingo – The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is hunting for a Bikita man who murdered his colleague and is now on the run.
According to the police, Makuzha Takasiiwa (23) together with his young brother Salishio Takasiiwa (20) assaulted the deceased Listen Taedzerwa (23) with a knobkerrie and he died as he was being rushed to the hospital.
This comes after the late, Taedzerwa offered Salishio cigarettes which did not go well with Makuzha who felt the latter was not old enough to smoke.
The incident took place on Saturday in the morning at village 6 under Chief Budzi.
Masvingo Provincial Chief Inspector, Charity Mazula who confirmed the incident said while they had Salishio in their custody his older brother and accomplice was still on the run.
“We managed to arrest the young brother Salishio and we are in search for Makuzha who fled away and no one knows about his whereabouts,” she said.
Listen Taedzerwa (23) was drinking traditional beer together with Salishio and Makuzha at his homestead.
Makuzha who had excused himself later returned to find, Taedzerwa smoking cigarettes with Salishio.
He went onto inform Taedzerwa that Salishio was still young and should not be smoking.
A misunderstanding arose between the two and Makuzha assaulted Taedzerwa and leaving him on the ground.
Seeking revenge, Taedzerwa followed the two to their homestead and assaulted Salishio.
Makuzha took a wooden log and hit him on the head, Salishio made the final blow and took a knobkerrie and hit Taedzerwa till he fell unconscious.
Salishio went to Taedzerwa’s homestead and informed his mother Keresenzia Ganya (52) who then took Taedzerwa to Birchenough Hospital where he died upon arrival.