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Man found dead after binge

Kusile Madlela

A 32-YEAR-OLD Bulawayo man was found dead near a bus stop in Cowdray Park suburb with a deep cut on his forehead following a wild binge. Mike Mahova’s body was found by passersby on January 2 at around 7AM and a close friend identified him.

Rush for water in Cowdray park
Cowdray Park

Keith Moyo, who had seen him hours earlier, said that he suspected that Mahova was killed by robbers.

“I last saw Mike on New Year’s Day during a beer drinking spree and he was dead drunk. I was shocked the next morning when my neighbours told me a man was found dead near the bus stop and when I got to the scene, I realised it was Mike,” said Moyo.

He said his friend had a deep cut on the forehead, suggesting that he was assaulted before his death.

“Mike also had bruises on his elbows and no-one seems to know what really happened on that fateful day. He told me he had been contracted by NetOne for a certain job a week before the New Year and was due to receive his wages. I presume that he could have been killed for the money that he had,” said Moyo.

Mahova was buried at West Park cemetery.

Bulawayo provincial Police spokesperson Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo said he was yet to get details of Mahova’s death. The Chronicle

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