Beitbridge Teenager Killed At A Party
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has said a Beitbridge teenager was killed following a dispute during a drinking spree at a party.
The suspect, Kepaletso Moyo (23) who is from Limpopo village under the Chief Sitauze area in Beitbridge District used an okapi knife to stab Rendani Nguluvhe (17) from Swereki area on Saturday morning shortly after 1 AM.
The officer commanding police in Beitbridge, Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo confirmed that the teenager was killed at a party. He added that the suspect will soon appear in court on a murder charge. He told the Chronicle:
On that particular day at around 1.20 AM, the deceased and the suspect were attending a village party in Swereki area when a misunderstanding arose between the suspect’s cousin and Nguluvhe resulting in a fist fighting.
The suspect came and indiscriminately attacked the now deceased before pulling out an okapi knife and stabbed Nguluvhe on the head and fell down and lost consciousness.
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Moyo fled the scene after committing the offence, leaving Nguluvhe unconscious in a pool of blood. Nguluvhe was rushed to Swereki Clinic and then to Beitbridge District Hospital, where he later died from his injuries two days after being discharged. His body was taken to United Bulawayo Hospitals for a post-mortem. Moyo was eventually arrested at his homestead.
The police have always been encouraging people to solve their disagreements peacefully to avoid violence and loss of life. It’s better to communicate and compromise rather than resort to aggression. It is better to engage a mediator if the parties involved are failing to resolve their dispute.