Just a one-fist blow has landed a Gutu brother-in-law in trouble after his in-law fell down and died on the spot after a small altercation at Chihambakwe Business Centre in Gutu on December 8, 2023.

Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the death of one Aphinos Museka (59) from Mutyanda Village, Chief Makore Gutu, and urged members of the public to desist from using violence when solving issues.

“I confirm the death of Aphinos, who died after having a fight with his brother-in-law. We urge members of the public to desist from using violence in solving issues,” said Dhewa.

It is alleged that on the fateful day Aphinos was with his younger brother Sam Museka, aged 49, at the said business centre where they met Collen Mawere from Mupako Village, Chief Makore in Gutu, drinking beer.

Aphinos confronted Mawere on why he was buying beer while not taking care of his children, and an altercation ensued between the two. The now deceased pushed around the accused person, and his brother Sam also joined in the fight. Aphinos went on to hit Mawere with a clenched fist on the head, and the accused retaliated with a fist blow to the face. Aphinos fell hard on the surface on his back and d!ed on the spot. The accused also hit Sam once, and he fell down, although he managed to wake and fled the scene.

Sam reported the matter to the police, who attended the scene at around 22:00 hours and found his body in a pool of bl00d with a cut on the occiput.