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Zimbabwean man chopped to death in SA

By Mashudu Netsianda

A 27-year-old Zimbabwean man was chopped to death in South Africa following an undisclosed dispute with a local resident.

File picture of SA police attending to a scene in Morebeng Village outside Modjadjiskloof, in Limpopo (Photo by Paul Mukhufi - Daily Sun)
File picture of SA police attending to a scene in Morebeng Village outside Modjadjiskloof, in Limpopo (Photo by Paul Mukhufi – Daily Sun)

The assailant was killed a few minutes later by the local community, which meted out instant mob justice, following the murder last Friday just before midnight. The double homicide occurred at Modjadjiskloof village outside Tzaneen town in Limpopo Province

South African provincial police spokesperson for Limpopo, Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe identified the Zimbabwean as Trust Tarisai and his attacker as Hlahla Chauke (35).

“The two men were fighting at around 11.50PM. One of them, a Zimbabwean, ran away to his shack. The suspect who is a South African followed him and chopped him to death with a sharp instrument in front of his shack before he fled from the scene,” he said.

Lt Col Ngoepe said soon after Chauke had killed Tarisai, an angry mob from the local community followed the suspect and assaulted him to death at his shack.

“Soon after Chauke had committed the murder, members of the local community mobilised each other and followed him to his home where they fatally assaulted him,” said the police spokesperson.

Lt Col Ngoepe said no arrests have been made and investigations are underway.

“We are still investigating the two incidents and the motive behind this conflict is not clear at this stage. The suspects in the mob killing are still unknown and there were no arrests. Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this killing should please contact Lt-Col Joseph Baloyi on 082-565-8145, or visit any nearest police station,” he said.

The two bodies were taken to a local government mortuary.

The latest incident comes barely two months after a Zimbabwean pastor and his wife were shot and killed by two armed robbers in South Africa while their two daughters, one of them aged three, looked on.

The armed robbers went away with two cell phones and a laptop.

Proud Kanyungwe, (32) and his wife Belinda Tarisai Mukucha (28) were murdered during a robbery at their rented home in Scottsville Extension in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal. The Chronicle

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  • South Africa the land of milk and honey where Zimbabweans flock to

  • Dzokai kumusha maZimba panekufa sezvizvi.nxaaa.nhamo yemuno yakauraya ani .bt tine peace muno

    • Sha hapana kusiri kufa ikoko wanhu wari kutofawo nenhamo

    • My sister u are right, but it is not a crime to travel to other peoples country. Don’t South Africans also travel, do they treat them as they are doing to others?

    • Pfutseki hure

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    unogona kutoswera wakutoombirwa. Mamutora nhai Babaaa fambai. naye

    kana mhepo dzasimuka. hacho…
    Chinyika ichi. Economy oribhoo

    bt. Mhondiiiii. nxaaa

    • Zvorwadza wangu wakafunga maSouth Africans they are here in Zimbabwe ufunge living happily vamwe ndakatoona vachitonetsarana bbe neMuzimba anga avatorera Simbi yavo kwavo ungasazvifira izvozvo

  • even magube was here last week

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  • Zvatanga

  • Rest in peace

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  • Ndichafira muno muZim zvangu kuSA kugara wakabatira ura mumaoko chete

  • Chikiti

    I hate SA so much that I don’t even fly through there

  • Which suburb is this ?

  • Pachendu apa

  • Zimbabweans killed everyday like chickens now you speak of one person

  • That’s why ndisingadi kuenda ku SA vanhu vacho vane hutsinye

    • unoda kuenda iwe usina mari yacho tibvire apa nxaaaa Katsi yemunhu

  • Haaa wht kind of SA persons are, mweya yanaTshaka, Senzangakona ana Dingane thus bul shit.

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  • mugabe must go

  • Rawbutt mugabe must voetsek



  • Shm may ur soul rest in peace

  • Babulele lona

  • Hati budi Joni zveku mhanya

  • Hati budi Joni zveku mhanya

  • Kup Ikoko ini ndongohwa pazvi news zvenhema

  • Kup Ikoko ini ndongohwa pazvi news zvenhema

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  • Shame

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  • Zvinowanikwa. RIP

  • What at all is wrong with South Africans, why do they always treat foreigners in their country like animals

  • Langabi Shakespear Ngomane


  • Sorry to our fellow may his soul rest in peace the problem with SA police is that killing a foreigner is not considered as murder except if he was a white guy soon this murderer will walk free and maybe pay a bail of R200 or else nothing at all but give them 13-15 years to cum the ball will bounce back but never make revange for they will also face the justice in Heaven as it proves that SA is Sodom and Gommora

  • That’s why I left South Africa ,after having stayed there for 4 years,I witnessed horror.It’s not a safe place especially for other African fellows.Killing is the order of the day in South Africa

  • I will rather starve than to go in that hell country called SA where human life is not important garai mega

  • RIP my bro

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  • RIP

  • Dats y i hate south Africa violence is e order of e day, rather rot wt hunger or go to.namibia

  • Zvakaoma imhondi vanhu vacho vane zimweya chairo rakavagara

  • no law in SA even if u go to police no help

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  • Evil mzansi

  • Rest in peace sir.

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  • SA yakangofanana nemadhodhi neweti kna zvasangana..

  • U will be surprised to know that Mface afa uyu anga a rapper.. Kuba kana kugombira vanhu nebanga kana pfuti.. They just don’t kill for no reason