Stolen Cellphones Ring From Deceased Thief’s Socks
Late last Friday, revelers at a night club in Chikanga’s TM area, Mutare, experienced a shocking turn of events when stolen cellphones were discovered tucked in the knee-high socks of a thief. The incident took a dark turn as the thief faced a fatal assault from his colleague after refusing to share the stolen loot.
The victim, identified as McDonald Muparutsa (31) of New Chisamba, Sakubva, met his unfortunate end at the hands of his colleague, Lovemore Biggie Nyanzou (26) from the Muchena section of the same suburb.
According to Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka, the acting Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, the deadly encounter unfolded at Rio Night Club in Chikanga TM.
“On the fateful night, the two were drinking beer together, and Nyanzou saw Muparutsa snatching a cellphone from a patron’s pocket and went outside the night club. Nyanzou followed him and demanded a share of the loot. MacDonald refused to give him anything. After that, Nyanzou head-butted Muparutsa.
“When Nyanzou saw that Muparutsa had collapsed, he ran away. However, onlookers gave chase and apprehended him. When police attended the scene, they found Muparutsa’s body lying in a pool of blood, and Nyanzou was arrested,” explained Assistant Inspector Chinyoka.
In a bizarre twist, when witnesses dialed their numbers, the stolen cellphones were heard ringing from the deceased Muparutsa’s socks. Lawrence Zvamunongoda, an eyewitness, shared his astonishment, saying, “It was shocking to see cellphones being retrieved from the deceased person’s socks.”