Sol­dier killed on New Year’s Day

The Manica Post - - Front Page - Se­nior Re­porter

HOMI­CIDE de­tec­tives have launched a man­hunt for a Mutare man who fa­tally as­saulted an­other pa­tron, who was a sol­dier on New Year’s Day fol­low­ing a night club brawl.

Po­lice con­firmed the case which hap­pened at around 5am on Jan­uary 1.

Cir­cum­stances to the case are that on New Year’s Eve at around 9pm, the now de­ceased Sim­barashe Razemba (27) who was in the com­pany of Tariro Mutsvairo (28) and the mur­der sus­pect, Nor­man Goche met at Pav­il­lion Bar at the Show Grounds.

Razemba was drink­ing beer with Mutsvairo while the ac­cused per­son was also drink­ing beer with his friends, Richard King (45) and Christina Masakure (42) who both re­side at Num­ber 20 Henry Street Florida.

It is al­leged that dur­ing the drink­ing spree, the ac­cused per­son con­stantly pro­voked the de­ceased.

Hours later, the sus­pects got out of the bar and ac­com­pa­nied Masakure to her place of res­i­dence which s nearby while the de­ceased and Mutsvairo re­mained in the bar.

Mo­ments later, Razemba and Mutsvairo also got out of the bar and on their way to Mutsvairo’s res­i­dence they met the ac­cused per­son. In an in­stant, Goche grabbed the de­ceased by the neck and as­saulted him. Razemba tried to free him­self but he was over­pow­ered and fell to the ground.

The sus­pect con­tin­ued with the heavy as­sault re­sult­ing in the de­ceased pass­ing out.

Mutsvairo took to the heels and called for help. She came back later with other res­i­dents and found the de­ceased un­con­scious. The sus­pect had since van­ished.

Razemba was pro­nounced dead upon ar­rival at Mutare Pro­vin­cial Hospi­tal.

Man­i­ca­land po­lice spokesman In­spec­tor Tavhir­ingwa Kako­hwa has ap­pealed to mem­bers of the pub­lic to in­form the po­lice about the where­abouts of Goche.

“We will hunt for the sus­pect till we catch up with him and con­clude this case. Fight­ing is not a so­lu­tion to prob­lems and we urge mem­bers of the pub­lic to re­frain from vi­o­lence and in­stead sit down and talk over is­sues,” he said.

Fam­ily spokesper­son, Pamela Razemba, said they were still try­ing to terms with the shock­ing and un­timely death of their rel­a­tive.

She said the per­pe­tra­tors were well known and the po­lice must bring to book all those in­volved in the mur­der.

The late Sim­barashe Razemba

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