Munyaradzi Musiiwa, Midlands Correspondent
THEY say blood is thicker than water but this idiom was proven wrong by a Gweru man who allegedly brutally killed his brother following a misunderstanding over gold ore.
The bizarre incident occurred on Monday last week at around 8pm at Arizona Shopping Centre in Gweru when Passmore Musanika (28) allegedly fatally stabbed his brother Jaison (34) after trying to refrain him from attacking their young brother Doctor (24) following a misunderstanding over gold ore.
Acting Midlands police spokesperson Sergeant Xolani Dube confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm that we are investigating a murder case where Passmore Musanika allegedly fatally stabbed his brother, Jaison Musanika with an Okapi knife while trying to resolve a dispute between his brothers.
It is suspected that on the fateful day the now deceased Jaison Musanika invited his two brothers Passmore and Doctor for a beer drink at a local bar at Arizona Shopping Centre. During the beer drink, Passmore accused Doctor of stealing his gold ore.
A heated argument ensued between them resulting in Passmore charging towards Doctor armed with an Okapi knife.
However, Doctor managed to escape after Jaison tried to restrain him,” he said.
Sgt Dube said all hell broke loose when Jaison tried to restrain Passmore from stabbing Doctor.
He said Passmore turned on Jaison and stabbed him several times all over the body with the Okapi knife.
“Jaison collapsed and died on the spot as a result of the injuries sustained from the assault. The matter was reported to police leading to Passmore’s arrest. He is in police custody assisting with investigations. The deceased’s body was taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital for a post-mortem,” he said.
Sgt Dube appealed to the public to desist from violence and seek a third party whenever there is a dispute.
He said people should respect the sanctity of human life.