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Graveside fire claims a life

by Tarisai Mudahondo
25 Sep 2021 at 11:58hrs | Views
A 77-year-old man Julius Takaendesa Gwapedza was burnt to death  and beyond recognition  from the fire which was started by Elias Mukono(50) who was clearing a graveside beside his homestead while relieving himself in a bush in Nhema village, Chivhu on Tuesday.


Mashonaland East Provincial police spokesperson Misheck Denhere confirmed the case.

"Gwapedza went into a nearby bush to relieve himself around 7am and he was suddenly engulfed by a bush fire , his relatives found him around 1pm",he said.

The deceased was found with his National Identification card on him and Mukono who had started fire was arrested, Bulawayo24. com has learnt.

Source - Tarisai Mudahondo