Goliath Chekenyere (63) from Chekenyere village under Chief Nhema, died at Mashoko Hospital on Thursday last week after sustaining a deep cut at the back of his head from a fight with his brother Collen Chekenyere (45) following a dispute over an ox.
Provincial acting spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the case and urged people not to settle their disputes under the influence of alcohol.
“People should stop solving their differences without the assistance of councillors or chiefs especially when they are under the influence of alcohol,” Ass Insp Dhewa said.
It is alleged that on March 28, Goliath and Collen were drinking beer at their homestead when Goliath asked Collen to clear the balance he still owed him after buying his ox.
The accused became angry after Goliath reportedly started provoking and insulting him in front of other people.
The suspect then pushed Goliath who then fell onto a tree trunk, sustaining a deep cut at the back of his head.
Goliath was rushed to Mashoko Mission Hospital where he died on admission, leading to Collen’s arrest.