Breaking News

War veteran's son stoned to death

by Staff Reporter
27 February 2013 | 5254 Views
THE son of prominent war veteran in Matabeleland South, Jabulani Phetshu Sibanda, Mandlenkosi died when he was stoned to death by suspected gold panners.




Witnesses said Mandlenkosi died on Tuesday night at Shangani Business Centre following the attack.

"It was around 11pm on Monday and Mandlenkosi was drinking beer with friends at Farai Munashe Bottle Store when a misunderstanding arose over some tribal issues," said a witness who declined to be named.

The witness said the dispute turned ugly when one of the patrons, who was assaulted by an unknown person, mobilised a gang of people who armed themselves with stones.

Said the witness: "The assaulted person briefly went away and came back with his friends who came to the bar fuming and started throwing stones at everyone.

"Mandlenkosi ran towards the gang. The gang pelted him with stones and one of them hit him on the head. He fell down and died instantly."

Phetshu said he received the news of his son's death at midnight, 30 minutes after the incident.

"Yes my son has died. From my understanding he was beaten to death by people suspected to be gold panners from the Midlands," said Phetshu.

"I received a phone call at 12am informing me about the incident. He died at Shangani Business Centre and his body was taken to the United Bulawayo Hospitals for a post-mortem."

Phetshu said his son would be buried today at his home at Plot Number 1, Fountain Farm, Fort Rixon.

Matabeleland South acting provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Nkosilathi Sibanda confirmed the incident and said the police were investigating the issue.

"I confirm that we are handling a suspected murder case involving Mandlenkosi Sibanda. We have names of three suspects, Simba Mhashu, Patrick Nyawu and Tafadzwa Manyiwa. The three are still at large," said Sgt Sibanda.

"We appeal to members of the public to assist the police with information on the whereabouts of the suspects.

"They can phone Fort Rixon Police Station on 0775 813 639 or visit any nearest station."

It is believed that the three suspects are gold panners in the area and come from Kadzunge area under Chief Samambwa in Gokwe.

Sgt Sibanda urged members of the public to use peaceful means of resolving conflicts than resorting to violence.

death stoned

Source: TC

Comments

Latest News

Week Four PSL round up - Teams struggle for goals

by Thobekile Zhou | 03 May 2016 | 256 Views

Boarding schools free to chase away non paid up pupils - Dokora

by Staff Reporter | 03 May 2016 | 348 Views

Dont expell war vets kids for non fees payment - Tshinga Dube

by Staff Reporter | 03 May 2016 | 309 Views

Popular Zola 7 haunted by demons

by Staff Reporter | 03 May 2016 | 465 Views

Woman stabs lover top death

by Staff Reporter | 03 May 2016 | 419 Views

Edgars, Power Sales accused of importing cheap clothes

by Staff Reporter | 03 May 2016 | 454 Views

No retrenchments for civil servants - Govt - Civil servants have been ...

by Staff Reporter | 03 May 2016 | 256 Views

President Mbeki 'blocked' the holding of free elections in Zimbabwe in...

by Wilbert Mukori | 03 May 2016 | 383 Views

Pregnant woman raped - THE six-month pregnant woman was walking to wor...

by Staff Reporter | 03 May 2016 | 409 Views

Zanu PF, MDC-T youth clash at rally venue

by Stephen Jakes | 03 May 2016 | 357 Views

Zanu PF youths toyi toyi to block ZimPF rally in Bindura

by Stephen Jakes | 03 May 2016 | 386 Views

Brave pupils on the roof of burning bus, save luggages - Photo

by Staff Reporter | 02 May 2016 | 5734 Views

Drought forces Parks to sale live animals - Parks and Wildlife Managem...

by Staff Reporter | 02 May 2016 | 1790 Views

Zupco bus with Regina Mundi pupils catch fire

by Thobekile Zhou | 02 May 2016 | 11541 Views

Zapu Europe chooses a new PEC

by Thulani Nkala | 02 May 2016 | 1921 Views

Makhokhoba man hangs self

by Staff Reporter | 02 May 2016 | 5562 Views

CAPS United post first league win over Dynamos in 7 years - Dynamos 0 ...

by Eddie Chikamhi | 02 May 2016 | 1389 Views

Chiyangwa calls for Silva's axing from Dembare - ZIFA president Philip...

by Sports Reporter | 02 May 2016 | 3110 Views

Woman drags 2 men to court over child upkeep - A Harare woman is claim...

by Tedious Manyepo | 02 May 2016 | 2831 Views

Businessman fails to pay maintenance - A BULAWAYO businessman has been...

by Court Reporter | 02 May 2016 | 1357 Views

Teachers register long overdue - PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minis...

by Leonard Ncube | 02 May 2016 | 1389 Views

Man caught with pangolin skin - A 32-YEAR-OLD man from Gokwe has been ...

by Elizabeth Tsuro | 02 May 2016 | 870 Views

Entertainment

Maita crowned Miss Africa Zimbabwe - Harare beauty, Maita Kainga was c...

by Bongani Ndlovu | 02 May 2016 | 1009 Views

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Know your song Mondays

by DJ-Sticha | 02 May 2016 | 930 Views

Interview with musician Lyfe Martinez

by Staff reporter | 01 May 2016 | 1382 Views

Busi Mhlanga flies Zimbabwe flag high in foreign lands

by Mafu Sithabile | 29 April 2016 | 6250 Views

Bev, Zoey unite - Pole dancers Zoey Noleen Sifelani and Beverly Siband...

by Staff reporter | 28 April 2016 | 2689 Views

Peter Moyo dumps fans, opts to sing at Magaya's church

by Staff Reporter | 28 April 2016 | 4168 Views

I belong to Africa, says Dorothy Masuka - DESPITE being a darling of m...

by Bruce Ndlovu | 28 April 2016 | 2767 Views
iBlog

What To Look For In Video Converter Software

looking for the best video converter software? you have to compare different video converters before making a purchase.the ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that ... Read More
Sergey 19 June 2015 ago

Hp Omen 15-5116tx – The Next Generation Gaming Laptop

the hp omen 15-5116tx is being targeted at the performance hungry gamers. it comes in a single variant boasting an eye-catching attractive design. the notebook offers a slim, lightweight chassis and appears like a piece of art than an actual gaming... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago