A Kwekwe man ran amok and fatally assaulted his rival suitor after he caught him being intimate with his girlfriend, police have confirmed.
Acting Midlands Police Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Mukwende confirmed the incident, which occurred last Thursday when Ernest Masendeke teamed up with two unidentified friends to fatally assault Happison Machaba after he caught him red handed with his girlfriend Cynthia Mhlanga.
“Police in Kwekwe are investigating a case of murder where a 32 years old man died after being attacked with a sjambok several times over his body by his rival.
“On Thursday around 03:30 hours, the three suspects Masendeke and his two accomplices went to a house in Mbizo, Kwekwe to see Masendeke’s girlfriend Cynthia Mhlanga aged 28 years old.
On arrival, Masendeke knocked at the door and the girlfriend opened it,” she said.
Asst Mukwende said when Masendeke got into the house he switched on the lights and saw Machaba hiding under the bed.
“Masendeke got out, locked the door and went to his vehicle; he returned with his two accomplices armed with a rubber sjambok.
“The trio took turns to beat Machaba all over the body using the sjambok until he became unconscious.
“When they realised that he was unconscious, they fled from the scene,” she said. Asst Insp Mukwende said Machaba was rushed to Kwekwe General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.