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    Chivi man dies after being whipped for two days over goblin

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    TATENDA CHIZU

    CHIVI- A 72 -year-old man from Masherema Village under Headman Gororo was whipped to death by relatives who demanded that he surrender a goblin that they alleged he had.
    The relatives whipped him for two consecutive days. Police Spokesperson Chief Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the  murder.
    On April 10, at 7am Fidelis Mandava the now deceased and family members gathered to try and solve witchcraft problems that were causing unexplained deaths in the family.
    Mandava was ordered to surrender the goblin but he insisted that he had none.
    The nine accused persons are Abton Musindo (42), Gift Mandava(48), Edwin Mandava (23), Nyembesi Samu (36), Taurai Hwengere (42), Bernard Mandava (63), Svodai Tarisai (32) and two others who are on the run.
    The nine went to take mulberry sticks and assaulted Mandava all over his body from 8am to 5pm.The following day they went back at 9am and assaulted him again till 12pm when his sister Pauline Nzombe (63) arrived.
    Nzombe went to make a report to the Police  and Mandava was taken to the clinic for treatment.
    On April 12, Maxwell Mutare brought Mandava to Masvingo Provincial Hospital where he was treated and discharged.
    Bernard Mandava one of the accused visited Mandava (the now deceased) at 8am and found him dead. Seven accused persons were arrested and they are helping Police with evidence.
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