Man beaten to death for stealing meat

A supermarket owner and his employees have been arraigned in court for beating a man to death for stealing a portion of meat.

According to iHarare, Tawanda Chivaya, 32, Clive Dizamuhupe , 33, Fidelis Mutandwa , 33, Chiona Nyakunuwa , 32, Cloete Soko , 21, Enough Rusere, 32, and Adolf Nyamayedenga , 28, were arraigned before Harare magistrate , Victoria Mashambe , for murder.

It was reported that last Friday, around 6pm the deceased , Israel Mashinge , went into a supermarket, owned by Chivaya and where the rest of the accused are employees. He approached the butchery section , lifted a portion of beef and hid it in his trousers unaware that the surveillance cameras were on him .

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On his way out , the victim was grabbed by one of the accused persons who searched the victim and recovered the meat stolen.
After that, Mashinge was taken to a shop storeroom where they took turns assaulting him using booted feet , open hands , and batons .

The accused persons then loaded him into a Toyota Hiace on realising Mashinge was in great pain and unconscious and dumped him along a dusty road in Glen View 8 industrial site where he later died .

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On May 5, about 5am , the deceased body was discovered by a passer -by and a report was made at ZRP Glen Norah.

Investigations were carried out , leading to the arrest of the accused persons.

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