TWO men were on Monday arrested for assaulting their friend to death over stealing a pair of trainers on Sunday in Kuwadzana.
Kelvin Dendera, 31, of Kuwadzana 3 and Arnold Shoriwa, 38, of Kuwadzana 5 were reported to have assaulted the now deceased Andrew Matsauko using an iron bar.
He was 29.
Dendera and Shoriwa is said to have stashed the deceased’s body under the bed and spent the night before handing themselves to police on Monday evening.
Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachii confirmed the incident urging people to respect the sanctity of life and resolve their issues amicably.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the arrest of two Kuwadzana men in connection with a murder case that took place on Sunday night,” said Insp Chazovachii.
“Circumstances were that the accused persons are friends to the now deceased.
“One of the accused persons Kelvin Dendera was reported to have accused the now deceased of stealing his tennis shoes.
“He is alleged to have assaulted the now deceased with the help of Anold Shoriwa using an iron bar and stashed his body under a bed when they saw that he was unconscious.
“The two left the house and handed themselves to Kuwadzana police the following day leading to their arrest.