Gold panner’s hands nearly chopped in fight

Staff Reporter

A 37 year old gold panner nearly lost his hands following an attack by four men who used stones and Columbian knives until he fell unconscious on 24 May 2024 at St Andrew’s Business Centre, in Zhombe area under Chief Gwesela.
The gold panner, Tichaona Chiremba (37) is in a critical state and is currently admitted at Zhombe Mission Hospital.

According to Midlands Police Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko the four men Maibongo Ngwalati, Jerry Kwenya, Nathan Mdudusi and Mdudusi Kwenya are currently on the run.
“All the four suspects hail from Lwisani Village under Chief Gwesela in Zhombe.
Allegations are that, the four suspects approached the victim at St Andrews Business Centre accusing him of having been involved in a misunderstanding with them over gold mining.
They hit him with stones and he tried to run away. They caught up with him about 100 metres from the Business Centre and stabbed him several times with Columbian knives. He sustained several serious stab wounds,” said Inspector Mahoko.

He said the victim is admitted at Zhombe Mission Hospital where he is receiving treatment.

Police is currently appealing for assistance in locating the suspects.
“We humbly request for assistance from the public to locate the mentioned suspects. They will face attempted murder charges,” said Inspector Mahoko.

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