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posted by July 8 at 12:23 PMon
FAILING to buy your pals a beer can kill
A Zimbabwean man from the small town of Chinhoyi tragically learnt of this rather late as his two friends hacked him to death because he had allegedly failed to buy a round of beer.
Mashonaland West police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Paul Nyathi told the privately owned Daily Mirror newspaper that Tendai Dzarira, 20, was assaulted with logs on the head and all over the body until he fell into a coma.
“The victim was seriously assaulted and he fell unconscious before he was ferried to Chinhoyi General Hospital where upon arrival was transferred to Harare Hospital. Unfortunately, the victim died on the way to Harare,” Nyathi said.
Man dies at beer drinking contest
WHAT started off as a normal weekend outing for four Nyamapanda beer guzzlers ended in tragedy when one of them collapsed and died after imbibing undiluted, a 750ml bottle of Chateau brandy during a drinking competition.
Last Saturday, the drinking ‘competition’, for which - a $50 000 winner-take-it-all - was at stake, went horribly wrong for Edward Kapondoro (28) who died after excessive intake of alcohol.
Eyewitnesses said Kapondoro had spent the previous night drinking with friends.
On the fateful day, Kapondoro teamed up with his drinking mates at a local bar. When they had taken one too many, Kapondoro was challenged if he could drink a bottleful of undiluted Chateau-non-stop and win a $50 000 reward.
Assistant Inspector Vice Chigovanyika of Nyamapanda Police Station, confirmed the incident.
Witchcraft blamed as man grows genital organ on face
IN a bizarre incident, a Bulawayo man allegedly developed a female genital organ on the right side of his face stretching up to the chest in what is suspected to be a case of witchcraft.
The man was the talk of the Egodini commuter omnibus terminus in the city on Monday where many people who spotted him as he was boarding a omnibus to Magwegwe West suburb on Sunday could not believe what they had seen.
The hospital superintendent, Dr Lindiwe Mlilo confirmed that they had admitted a man with an abnormal growth but could not be drawn to say exactly what it was. She asked this reporter to put his questions on the matter in writing.
Reporters from the Chronicle newspaper say they visited the man at the hospital, and found him having covered the alleged female organ with a towel.