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 .
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 .
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.