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Mberengwa man nearly burnt to death by brothers over inheritance

By William Milasi

A fight for inheritance in Mberengwa took a tragic twist when two brothers ganged up against their young brother and nearly burnt him to death after setting on fire the huts he was sleeping in.

Innocent Taru (23) of Chief Nyamhondo, in Mberengwa escaped to death by a whisker when it is suspected that his two brothers Admire Taru (27) and Givemore Dube (37) who are all residing at their late parents’ homestead might have set the hut which Innocent was sleeping in on fire.

The duo according to Midlands’s police spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko is still at large.

Mahoko said police are investigating the issue.

“Police in Zvishavane are investigating a case of attempted murder after a 23 year old man was allegedly left for dead by his blood brothers over inheritance. This occurred at Village Josiah, Chief Nyamhondo in Mberengwa on 15 January 2023 around 0300 hours,” said Mahoko.

He narrated the tragedy.

“On 15 January 2023 around 0300 hours, an unknown person locked Innocent’s door from outside using a wire whilst complainant was asleep. The hut was set on fire. Innocent woke up and discovered that his hut was on fire, broke the door and bolted out. When he was outside he discovered that his kitchen hut door was tied with a wire,” said Mahoko.

The matter was reported at ZRP Mataga and investigations are still under way.

Meanwhile, police are appealing to members of the public who might have information that may help in this investigation to report to any police station or make use of our suggestion boxes nearer to them.

“Once again the police are appealing to members of the public to solve their disputes or differences amicable by engaging a third party so as to be able to manage their issues. Use of violence constitutes an offence and might lead to unnecessary loss of lives,” he said.

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