ZIMBABWE – In a tragic development, a  man was savagely assaulted and stabbed to death by his three friends for stealing a mobile phone during a beer binge.

Faceofmalawi established from that, 25-year-old Cyril Chitumba died after he was allegedly assaulted outside a night club at Jerera Growth Point by Kudzai Siyawareva (24), Gladman Marufu (35), and Kudzai Siyawareva (24), and Gladman Marufu (35) for stealing a mobile phone.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident which happened on the 2nd of February at 2 am at Jerera Growth Point.

“The suspects (two) have been arrested and investigations are ongoing. The dispute started over a missing mobile A30 Samsung phone,”said  Inspector Dhewa.

The trio allegedly savagely assaulted Chitumba using bricks, broken bottles, and a log after a Samsung A30 mobile phone went missing.

Siyawareva and Gladman Marufu both of Chinoda village under Chief Nhema have since been arrested for killing Chitumba.

Meanwhile, Marava who was the first to attack Chitumba is on the run as he fled from the scene before the latter’s death

Inspector Dhewa said the duo were expected to appear in court facing a murder charge. He added that investigations were continuing whilst a manhunt for Marava who is on the run has been launched.

Inspector Dhewa called on members of the public to amicably resolve their disputes and adhere to lockdown regulations.

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