HOOK­ERS MUR­DER CLIENT OVER $10 Po­lice yet to iden­tify man killed for not pay­ing for sex

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Pa­tience Mut­siwi

THREE al­leged pros­ti­tutes have been ar­rested for stab­bing a man to death af­ter he al­legedly failed to set­tle a $10 debt for sex­ual ser­vices ren­dered by one of them.

Po­lice have since launched an ap­peal for peo­ple miss­ing a rel­a­tive to ap­proach them as the de­ceased has not yet been iden­ti­fied since he did not have iden­tity par­tic­u­lars with him at the time of his death.

The al­leged hook­ers —Vim­bai Mbiva (26), Le­nia Ncube (24) and Ross Moyo (26) — all from Joel Busi­ness Cen­tre in Zhombe, are in po­lice cus­tody as­sist­ing with in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Mid­lands Act­ing Pro­vin­cial po­lice spokesper­son As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Ethel Muk­wende said the trio fa­tally at­tacked a client who had slept with one of them last Satur­day night.

She said the de­ceased is yet to be iden­ti­fied as no iden­tity par­tic­u­lars were found on him.

“I can con­firm that we are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a mur­der case which oc­curred on Au­gust 6 at around 10PM at Joel Busi­ness Cen­tre in Zhombe where the de­ceased, whose name is yet to be estab­lished, con­fronted Ncube over an undis­closed dis­pute. A fight en­sued and Mbiva and Moyo joined in be­fore one of the three stabbed the de­ceased with a bro­ken beer bot­tle on the neck and he died on the spot,” Asst Insp Muk­wende said.

She said the body of the de­ceased was taken to Zhombe Mis­sion Hospi­tal mor­tu­ary.

Asst Insp Muk­wende ap­pealed to mem­bers of the public who might be miss­ing a rel­a­tive to come for­ward and iden­tify the body at the mor­tu­ary.

She urged peo­ple to re­spect the sanc­tity of hu­man life by re­solv­ing dis­putes through peace­ful means.

A source who de­clined to be named told The Chron­i­cle that the man was mur­dered af­ter fail­ing to pay $10 for ser­vices ren­dered by Ncube ear­lier that night.

The source said the women were known pros­ti­tutes op­er­at­ing from the busi­ness cen­tre where the crime was com­mit­ted.

“The man was seen leav­ing a night club in the com­pany of Ncube be­fore the scuf­fle. Ncube teamed up with her two friends af­ter the man failed to pay her $10 for sex­ual ser­vices ren­dered ear­lier in the evening.

“Af­ter search­ing the man’s pock­ets, Ncube could not find any­thing of value and a mis­un­der­stand­ing arose which led to the hook­ers as­sault­ing the man sev­eral times. One of the pros­ti­tutes then stabbed the man with a bro­ken beer bot­tle on the neck lead­ing to his death,” said the source. — @ patiemt­siwi.

Vice Pres­i­dent Phelekezela Mphoko cuts a rib­bon to hand over a wash­ing ma­chine to Nkayi District Hospi­tal in Nkayi yes­ter­day. Look­ing on, from left, is the District Administrator Mr Mand­la­makhulu Moyo and Cde Stars Mathe and hospi­tal of­fi­cials. (See story on Page 2)

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