A disgruntled 20-year-old worker at a mine in Colleen Bawn has been arrested after he stabbed his boss to death with a kitchen knife.
Nelson Ngwenya (55) was stabbed to death by Nqobile Moyo after he dismissed two workers for allegedly stealing explosives at his mine.
Matabeleland South acting provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Thabani Mkhwananzi confirmed the incident which occurred at Heathfield Mine in Colleen Bawn on Tuesday to The Sunday News.
“I can confirm that we recorded a murder case which occurred at Heathfield Mine in Colleen Bawn. The now-deceased who owned the mine, Nelson Ngwenya fired his two workers, Moses Banda (23) and Cuthbert Tshuma (24) for stealing explosives.”
According to the police report, Ngwenya was seated with some of his workers at the mine when Moyo arrived with his two workmates that had been fired and confronted Ngwenya over the matter.
Moyo reportedly went towards a shed that was close to where they were standing and picked up a kitchen knife. Moyo stabbed Ngwenya in the chest and his workmates restrained him.
Unfortunately, Ngwenya died on the spot and his body was taken to the Gwanda Provincial Hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, Moyo was arrested while Tshuma and Banda fled from the scene and are still at large.
Asst Insp Mkhwananzi urged members of the public to desist from resorting to violence when faced with disputes. He also appealed to members of the public to report to the nearest police station if they have any information on the two suspects.
“We would also like to appeal to members of the public with information on the whereabouts of Tshuma and Banda to contact any nearest police station,” he said.