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Nine Arrested For Beating Thief To Death In Matobo

Nine men were taken into custody by Matabeleland South police after they beat a suspect to death in the Matobo, Ntunjambili area.

According to The Chronicle, Nkosana Ndlovu, who has since passed away, was a serial thief who had been terrorizing villagers and was wanted by the police. He was identified as being 28 years old.

Police investigations are being assisted by nine suspects, according to Inspector Loveness Mangena, the provincial spokesperson, who confirmed the incident yesterday.


“Ndlovu was on a wanted list by police over cases that involved unlawful entry, thefts and assaults. On January 3, 2023, he was assaulted by villagers who had had enough of his shenanigans The matter was reported to Matobo police and he was referred to United Bulawayo Hospital where he died. Police have arrested nine villagers in connection with the murder case,” said Insp Mangena.

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She said before Ndlovu died he indicated that he was beaten by Clemence Mpofu (31) and eight others, and mentioned the mob.

Insp Mangena urged members of the public not to take the law into their own hands.

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