Police have launched a manhunt for eight Zhombe gold panners who stabbed two fellow miners leaving one dead and another battling for his life following a fight over a gold claim.
Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Joel Goko said the suspects led by Denis Moyo and his brothers were on a revenge mission over mining at an undisclosed mine when they attacked the rival group leaving Leo Ncube dead and his colleague Prince Makonza seriously injured.
“The incident occurred at Bob’s Business Centre in Zhombe. The gang, led by Moyo, arrived at the business centre and found Ncube and his friend Makonza drinking beer in a bar,” he said.
Goko added that Ncube ran out of the bar to his car, but the suspects caught up with him and stabbed him all over the body in front of his younger brother.
Goko appealed to members of the public, particularly artisanal miners, to desist from using violence in solving disputes._NewsDay