A supermarket owner and his employees have been arraigned in court for beating a man to death for stealing a portion of meat.
According to iHarare, Tawanda Chivaya, 32, Clive Dizamuhupe, 33, Fidelis Mutandwa, 33, Chiona Nyakunuwa, 32, Cloete Soko, 21, Enough Rusere, 32, and Adolf Nyamayedenga, 28, were arraigned before Harare magistrate, Victoria Mashambe, for murder.It was reported that last Friday, around 6pm the deceased, Israel Mashinge, went into a supermarket, owned by Chivaya and where the rest of the accused are employees. He approached the butchery section, lifted a portion of beef and hid it in his trousers unaware that the surveillance cameras were on him.
On his way out, the victim was grabbed by one of the accused persons who searched the victim and recovered the meat stolen.
After that, Mashinge was taken to a shop storeroom where they took turns assaulting him using booted feet, open hands, and batons.
The accused persons then loaded him into a Toyota Hiace on realising Mashinge was in great pain and unconscious and dumped him along a dusty road in Glen View 8 industrial site where he later died.
On May 5, about 5am, the deceased body was discovered by a passer-by and a report was made at ZRP Glen Norah.
Investigations were carried out, leading to the arrest of the accused persons.