Patrick Chitumba

TWO siblings who benefitted from the recent Presidential amnesty have been re-arrested after six days of freedom, for allegedly brutally murdering their uncle, accusing him of reporting them to the police for stealing a firearm.

Evans Mupamhanga (25) and his brother Elvis (21), both from Farm 21, Chemagora area in Gokwe South, are battling for their lives at Gokwe South District Hospital under police guard after they were attacked by 10 unknown men the same day they had brutally murdered their uncle, Kiddny (62), in a suspected revenge attack.

Evans and Elvis were released from Gokwe Prison under Presidential Amnesty on April 17 as the country battles to de-congest the prisons.

Midlands Province police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the murder, which he said occurred on April 23, at around 7pm.

He said events leading up to the tragic incident unfolded when Evans and Elvis visited Mr Forever Sikochi’s homestead. Mr Sikochi is younger brother to the deceased.

“On the fateful day, the suspects were at home together with their parents, Kennedy Mupamhanga and Monica Mupamhanga, where they had a misunderstanding over an issue of not filling their Jojo tank with water.

The two suspects then left their parents and proceeded to Forever Sikochi’s homestead on the same farm and quizzed him why he had not filled the tank,” said Insp Mahoko.

He said a misunderstanding ensued over the issue and the suspects force-marched Mr Sikochi towards Kwekwe-Gokwe Road, threatening to kill him.

On their way, he said they allegedly met their now deceased uncle who was coming from Kadoma.

“Suddenly, they told Kiddny that they were looking for him over why he had reported a case of theft of a firearm against them.

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