Cops ar­rest mur­der­ous gate­crasher

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PO­LICE in Bu­l­awayo have ar­rested a man who al­legedly killed his neigh­bour for chas­ing him away from a beer party that he had gate­crashed.

The po­lice had launched a man­hunt for Richard Mpofu (20) of Pu­mula North who al­legedly plunged a knife into Den­nis Nobert Ncube (22)’s neck in a fit of anger af­ter ac­cus­ing him of be­ing stingy with beer that was not his.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred last Fri­day and Mpofu had been on the run.

Ncube al­legedly stag­gered for about 45 me­tres while clutch­ing his neck be­fore col­laps­ing and dy­ing on the spot.

Bu­l­awayo deputy po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Abed­nico Ncube yes­ter­day con­firmed that Mpofu has since been ar­rested.

“I don’t have finer de­tails of how he was ar­rested but I can con­firm that he has been ar­rested. He has since ap­peared in court and has been charged with mur­der,” said Insp Ncube.

He urged mem­bers of the pub­lic to ex­er­cise re­straint and solve their dif­fer­ences am­i­ca­bly.

Insp Ncube said res­i­dents should also avoid car­ry­ing around dan­ger­ous weapons as they are be­ing used to com­mit heinous crimes.—@ nqot­shili

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