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    Suspect on the run after burning Mwenezi man (81) to death


    MWENEZI –  An unknown suspect is on the run after he allegedly attacked 81-year-old Tommy William Maranda and burnt him inside his thatched hut after dousing it with petrol.
    The body of Maranda of Ruvengo Village 2 under Chief Maranda was burnt beyond recognition in an incident that has shocked the community.
    The incident happened on August 6, 2019 at around 7pm. Maranda was in his round hut relaxing on the mat when the suspect who is thought to be in his 30s’ arrived at the deceased’s homestead   holding a machete, a wooden log and five litres of petrol.
    Maranda’s 14 year old son saw the man from the veranda where he was sitting. The accused entered the hut where the deceased was and started to assault him.
    Chiedza Zerekedza who is the wife to the deceased heard her husband screaming and she cried out for help. Neighbours came running and upon arrival they saw the hut burning and the whole yard was smelling of petrol.
    The accused fled from the scene.
    The matter was reported at Mwenezi Police Station.
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