Ð·Ð°Ð¹Ð¼ Ð½Ð° ÐºÐ°Ñ€Ñ‚Ñƒ Zimbabwe – In a tragic incident that occurred in Lupane, a man died in hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by his friend in an altercation involving a cap.
According to a report byÂ State media, two friends Moffat Moyo and Thandazani Ngwenya were enjoying their weekend over a glass of beer, when the latter suddenly accused the former of stealing his cap and all hell broke loose.
Such incidents are very common especially when there is alcohol involved and when people get intoxicated petty squabbles surface but rarely do they end in death.
Police spokesperson for Matabeleland North Inspector Glory Bhanda said the dispute over the cap between the drinking mates happened on the 2nd of January.
On 2 January 2021 at 1 pm Moffat Moyo (37) and Thandazani Ngwenya were drinking beer at Sivalo business centre under Chief Mabikwa (Lupane).
A misunderstanding ensued between the two after Ngwenya alleged that Moyo had stolen his cap.
Moyo left intending to go to his homestead but Ngwenya followed him armed with a knobkerrie and assaulted him several times on the head, Insp Bhanda said.
Inspector Bhanda said the fatally wounded Ngwenya then went to seek for help from his brother Phibeon Moyo who then rushed him to St Lukeâ€™s Hospital.
However, his injuries were too serve and had to be transferred to Mpilo Central Hospital for specialized health care.
His condition deteriorated on 3 January and he died while on admission.
The accused vanished after committing the offence and is still at large, Isp Bhanda said.
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