Tutume Police in the Central District are investigating the death of a Zimbabwean national who was killed during a late-night drinking spree with friends in Nswazwi Village last week.
The Station Commander of Tutume Police Station, Vusimuzi Jorowe, confirmed the incident to the Telegraph on Monday. He said that the deceased is still at Tutume Primary Hospital where a post mortem examination is still to be conducted.
“We received a murder report in the early hours of Saturday that a man was killed in a beer tavern in Nswazi Village,” said Jorowe. “The deceased is between the ages of 23 and 29 years.”
Jorowe said that further information they received is that the deceased was last seen with three other men at one beer tavern in the village during the late hours of Saturday. He said that allegations are that the deceased had engaged in a heated argument with three of his companions and was later attacked and died on the spot.
“After taking the deceased to Tutume Primary Hospital, he was certified dead upon arrival. We suspect that the deceased was hit on the head with a hard blunt object,” Jorowe said.
He added that they have already arrested one suspect who is helping them with investigations and that two other suspects are still at large.
Police say they have since located the relatives of the deceased man in Zimbabwe although they are still investigating the incident.
“Despite the fact that we hardly register murder cases in our district, murder itself is a disturbing criminal offence and we plead with the public to help us arrest the criminals,” he added.