|TV thief beaten to death|
|Monday, 11 June 2012 17:45|
A 48-year old man from Old Tafara in Harare was on Monday morning beaten to death by an angry mob after being suspected of stealing a television set and a DVD player.
It was the consequences of what is popularly known as mob justice that Chris Boroma Ndapasowa lost his life, while his accomplice, Thomas Moffart is admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital after sustaining injuries.
When ZBC News arrived at the scene, the body of the deceased was still lying at a dump site where he was allegedly thrown by his assailants.
The owner of the stolen television set, Ms Isabel Tariona said the suspects were assaulted by a number of people after her husband shouted for help.
“My husband shouted for help after the suspects took my television, a DVD player and two cell phones, and a number of people came and assaulted them,” said Ms Tariona.
The deceased’s brother, John Handireki confirmed that his brother was released from prison last year after serving two years for similar crimes.
“My brother was released from prison last year but he has not repented. I once stayed with him and he went on to steal my property.However, it is sad that he has died,” said Handireki.
Some residents who spoke to ZBC News castigated the practice of instant justice.