Three men from Binga, have been arrested and charged with mu-rder following an incident where villagers teamed up to “discipline” a neighbour for being a nuisance at a beer drink.

Singazi Kunene (32) from Bilinda Village in Chinonge was among patrons at a homestead where scores of villagers had gathered for a community cultural event.

In a drunken stupor, Kunene allegedly started misbehaving. When some villagers restrained him, he allegedly became violent and set a bedroom hut on fire.

Enraged, the other villagers manhandled and tied Kunene up with ropes before ass@ulting him. He was found unconscious the following morning and his body was taken to United Bulawayo Hospitals for post-mortem.

Three villagers, Nkosiyenzelwa Masuku (50), Simptom Ncube Watson (28), and Cosmas Ncube (40), all from Bilinda Village, Chinonge, have since been arrested and charged with m-rder.

They appeared before Binga magistrate Victor Mpofu and were remanded in custody to November 22.