2 murdered in Midlands Province. According to a statement made by ZRP Midlands Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko, Dingilizwe Dzingai (41) died at Shurugwi hospital on Sunday after fighting over a cellphone which he won through gambling on Saturday.

Police in Midlands Province are investigating two murder cases that happened over the weekend in Shurugwi and Zhombe.

“Dingilizwe Dzingai aged 41 won a cellphone while gambling and the suspect Ison Chibaya, who happens to be the owner of the cellphone later followed Dingilizwe to his home to recover his cellphone.

“The two fought and Chibaya struck Dingilizwe with an axe on the head and Dingilizwe was taken to Shurugwi Hospital for treatment where he died on November 28,” read the statement.

In a separate case, a 23-year-old artisanal miner was reportedly murdered after two rival groups fought at Gravel West Mine in Kwekwe.

“Two rival groups of artisanal miners fought at Gravel West Mine, Kwekwe. “The now deceased, Henry Mlilo’s gang went away and Henry then returned on a revenge mission, accompanied by a friend identified as Stephene Chaka armed with an axe, spear and a machete.

“They were outnumbered by the other group which numbered up to 15 people. “The two tried to run away while the rivals kept on assaulting them until Henry Milto fell and drowned in Sebakwe River.

The body was retrieved by the police during scene attendance with injuries all over the body, “read the statement. However, the police are yet to make any arrests as the investigations are underway.