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    Bikita man killed over snooker ball

    TATENDA CHIZU 

    BIKITA – Disaster struck Mafurere Village under Chief Mazungunye last week when Godknows Machakaire was killed following an argument over a snooker ball.
    The incident happened last Friday and Police are investigating Tinashe Lawrence Gore for the murder.
    Acting Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhehwa confirmed the incident and urged people to resolve their differences without resorting to violence.
    Sources said Gore was playing snooker with a 14-year-old juvenile at Zanopangwa Business Centre at Makota bottle store at around 7am.
    Machakaire then complained that Gore was not playing fairly with the juvenile.
    A World Food Program lorry then arrived and Machakaire took away the snooker ball and told the two that they should stop playing snooker so that they can offload the lorry. A misunderstanding arose between Gore and Machakaire as Gore demanded the ball back.
    They started fighting and later Machakaire left for home. Gore together with the 14-year-old allegedly followed the deceased and found him at home where he hit Machakaire with an empty black label bottle.
    Sources said that Gore also threatened to burn down Machakaire’s homestead.Machakaire bled profusely and was taken to Bikita Rural Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    Gore appeared before Bikita magistrate Calisto Mutema and was remanded to November 12, 2018. 


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