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‘MuShurugwi’ knifes colleague to death in gambling row


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A Shurugwi artisanal miner stabbed to death, his colleague following a misunderstanding that arose when they two had engaged in gambling in an apparent bid to multiply their mining proceeds.

Police on Monday reported the incident, which happened this past week.

“The ZRP is investigating a murder case which occurred at Derino 21 Mine, Shurugwi on 21/01/22 at about 2000 hours, where two unknown artisanal miners had a misunderstanding after gambling.

“One of the artisanal miners drew a knife and stabbed the victim twice on the left side ribs and on the left shoulder before disappearing in the darkness. The victim died on the spot. #notomurder,” police said via their official Twitter handle.


Shurugwi is known for violent clashes among machete wielding artisanal miners, derisively known as MaShurugwi.

A lot of clashes spring up while tussling for mining claims.

The violence, in many instances, also takes the form of robbery on those who would either have found gold or earned proceeds from their illegal mining activities.

Innocent people have also been caught up in robberies associated with the violent groups.


Hundreds have been killed and maimed countrywide in the bloody attacks.

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