Chegutu cop robbed, murdered

By Caleb Chikwawawa

A Chegutu police officer was stabbed to death in a callous robbery incident that happened recently in the small farming town.

A 22-year-old man Tinotenda Chipadze has since been charged with the murder of Elisha Munengerwa on 3 February 2024.

In a statement, the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe (NPAZ) said a man only identified as Enock is being sought as an accomplice to the crime.


“Tinotenda Chipadze (22) was recently brought before the Chegutu Magistrates Court facing murder charges. He was remanded to the 7th of March 2024,” NPA said.

“The state is alleging that on the 3rd of February 2024 at around 0200hours, the accused person and his accomplice Enock who is still at large followed the now deceased Elisha Munengerwa who was a police officer, from Eddy’s Kite bar in Chegutu to Gadzema bus terminus until he passed West End shops.

“When they reached Gomo tuckshop, the accused persons pounced on the now deceased and stabbed him on the upper left arm before taking his Techno Camon cell phone.

“They fled from the scene leaving the now deceased lying in a pool of blood behind Gomo tuckshop.

“A witness who was sleeping in the tuckshop heard the now deceased groaning, made an enquiry and found the now deceased battling for life.

“He made a report to the police who attended the scene. The deceased was quickly ferried to Chegutu Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon admission.

“Police investigations led to the accused person’s arrest after he sold the now deceased’s cell phone.”

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